Graduate Minor in GWS
The Gender and Women's Studies Department offers a graduate minor. The graduate minor in gender & women's studies offers sophisticated training in feminist theory and methodology to graduate students who want to incorporate gender & women's studies into their degree work. Because gender has become a central category of analysis in many disciplines and fields, the graduate minor strengthens students' formal credentials and offers a versatile area of specialization.
The following University of Illinois Departments or Colleges have approved a Graduate Minor in Gender & Women's Studies at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels:
- Communications Research
- Community Health
- Comparative Literature
- Consumer Sciences
- East Asian Languages and Cultures
- Educational Policy Studies
- Educational Psychology
- Germanic Languages and Literatures
- Human and Community Development
- Labor and Industrial Relations
- Leisure Studies
- Library and Information Science
- Political Science
- Recreation, Sport and Tourism
- Slavic Languages and Literatures
- Social Work
- Speech Communication
The course requirements for the Graduate Minor in Gender & Women's Studies are as follows:
GWS 550: Feminist Theories and Methods:
Theory and Method
GWS 570: Feminist Scholarship in the Social Sciences:
Theory and Research
Two additional 400 or 500-level Gender & Women's Studies courses, at least one of which must originate outside the student's home department.
GWS 550 or 570, whichever is not counted as the core course above, may serve as one of the additional courses.
Students completing the graduate minor must submit a curriculum change request form to the Graduate College prior to graduation.
*Now Available: The Graduate Minor in Queer Studies*
The graduate minor in Queer Studies offers students the opportunity to gain expertise in queer theory and methodology as part of their graduate degree work. The graduate minor in queer studies offers students a versatile interdisciplinary framework to complement and strengthen their research and pedagogy in their chosen field of study. Students wish to pursue a graduate minor in Queer Studies must submit the Queer Studies Graduate Minor Application form to email@example.com.
The course requirements for the graduate minor in Queer Studies are as follows:
One additional 400 or 500 level course selected from a list of approved courses maintained in the department office by the GWS Advisor. An independent study in GWS may also serve as the additional course.
Students completing the graduate minor must submit a curriculum change request form to the Graduate College prior to graduation in order for this credential to appear on their transcripts.