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2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog 
2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s and Gender Studies Minor

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The women’s and gender studies minor gives students the opportunity to explore gender issues in the humanities and social sciences. To minor in WGST, a student must complete 18 semester hours in WGST courses with a grade of C or better. At least 12 semester hours for the WGST minor must be taken with CU Denver faculty, and all courses for the minor must be approved by a WGST advisor. 

Requirements for the Minor

1. Required Course: WGST 1050 (3 semester hours)

This course provides an introduction to key concepts, themes and approaches to the interdisciplinary field of women’s and gender studies. It helps students develop an overall framework for WGST in which to place their electives and internship.

2. WGST-related courses at the 3000 level or above (12 semester hours)

These courses combine humanities and social science fields.  Advisor approval is required for course selection. Students are strongly urged to take at least one course that focuses on women’s and gender issues in international perspective. Courses which are eligible for WGST credit include (but are not limited to): 


3. WGST Community Internship (3 semester hours)

An internship working in the community around issues related to women and gender. Working with a WGST advisor and the CU Denver Experiential Learning Center (ELC), students will choose an internship related to their interests in WGST. Through the ELC, students sign up for their internship under WGST 3939. Students will be required to complete a critical writing component comprising an ongoing log about the internship experience and an 8-10 page final paper discussing the interrelationships between the practical internship experience and the theoretical/scholarly insights of women’s and gender studies. Students may also choose to use WGST 2900, Smart Girl Leadership Training, in lieu of their internship and must follow the requirements of that course and practicum. Students must have taken WGST 1050 before enrolling for their internship.

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