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Department of Critical Culture, Gender, & Race Studies Undergraduate Studies

Minors

To receive a minor, students are expected to fulfill all of the University’s requirements for graduation, as well as the course work for the given minor. Courses for the minor may not be taken pass/fail.

Minors are offered in the following areas:

Comparative Ethnic Studies Minor

A minor in comparative ethnic studies requires a minimum of 18 hours of course work in CES, including CES 101 or 201 and 15 additional credits, 9 of which must be 300- or 400-level courses taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses.

Popular Culture Minor

A minor in popular culture requires a minimum of 21 credit hours, 9 of which must be upper-division course work and taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses.

Required Courses (12 hours)
  • One from:
    • CES 101: Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies [DIVR] [I]
    • CES 201: Foundations of Comparative Ethnic Studies
    • W St 101: Gender and Power: Introduction to Women’s Studies [DIVR] [S,D]
    • W St 201: Critical Frameworks in Gender Studies
  • CES/W St 300: Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality [DIVR] [S] [M]
  • CES 260: Race and Racism in US Popular Culture [HUM] [S,D]
  • W St 338: Women and Popular Culture [HUM] [H,D]
Electives (9 hours)

Choose at least 9 credit hours from the following electives:

  • Am St 216: American Cultures [S,D]
  • Am St 475: Digital Diversity [T,D]
  • CES 209: Hip Hop Around the Globe [HUM]¬†
  • CES 222: Race in Sport Films
  • CES 308: Cultural Politics of Sport¬†[SSCI] [M]
  • CES 325: Traveling Cultures: Tourism in Global Perspective [DIVR] [I]
  • CES 336: Black Popular Culture [H,D]
  • CES 338: Cinematic Images of Blackness [H,D]
  • CES 357: Chicana/os and Popular Culture
  • CES 358: US Latino/as in Film [M]
  • CES 379: Indigenous Film [H,D]
  • CES 413: Asian Pacific Americans and Popular Culture
  • W St 340: Third World Women and Film [I]
  • W St 464: Gender and the Media

Queer Studies Minor

A minor in queer studies requires a minimum of 16 hours, at least 9 hours of which must be in upper-division work and taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses.

Required Courses (12 hours)
  • W St 101: Gender and Power: Introduction to Women’s Studies [DIVR] [S,D]
    OR W St 201: Critical Frameworks in Gender Studies
  • W St 369: Queer Identities in Contemporary Cultures [ARTS] [H,D]
  • W St/Soc 484: Lesbian and Gay Studies [DIVR] [T,D]
  • W St 485: Theoretical Issues in Lesbian and Gay Studies [M]
Additional Courses

Choose at least 4 credit hours from the following electives:

  • W St 120: Sex, Race, and Reproduction in Global Health Politics [DIVR]
  • W St 211: Diverse Sexualities and Cultural Production [HUM] [H]
  • W St 300: Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality [DIVR] [S] [M]
  • W St 317: Gay and Lesbian Literature [H,D]
  • W St 408: Introduction to Critical Race Feminism [T,D]
  • W St 410: Internship
  • W St 481: Theoretical Issues in Women’s Studies [M]
  • W St 499: Special Problems (Independent Study)

Women’s Studies Minor

A minor in women’s studies requires a minimum of 16 credit hours, of which 9 hours must be upper-division work and taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses.

Required Courses (9 hours)
  • W St 101: Gender and Power: Introduction to Women’s Studies [DIVR] [S,D]
    OR W St 201: Critical Frameworks in Gender Studies
  • W St 300: Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality [DIVR] [S] [M]
  • W St 481: Theoretical Issues in Women’s Studies [M]
    OR W St 485: Theoretical Issues in Lesbian and Gay Studies [M]
Additional Courses (7 hours)
  • 7 credit hours from other W St courses, including at least 3 hours of upper-division course work