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Note: Gender & Sexuality Studies was formerly called Women’s Studies. The WS course prefix currently remains, but we are in the process of changing it to GNDR in Banner. 

Description: Gender and Sexuality Studies is especially equipped to meet the challenges of our current moment and to shape inclusive and just futures. Our courses open minds and change lives. Our academic program prepares students for careers in a variety of fields that deal with diverse populations as well as sustained political and social change.

Course Delivery Methods: Our minor is part of a robust program designed to incorporate traditional face-to-face instruction and the technological innovations of online instruction. Degree requirements for the Gender & Sexuality Studies major, minor, and graduate minor can be completed face-to-face or online (online courses are offered through Canvas, a cloud-based Learning Management System). Many of our electives are taught both online and face-to-face during fall and spring semesters. All Summer courses are taught online.

NMSU-O: Departmental requirements for our minor can be completed both on campus and online. 

Degree Requirements: A minor in Gender & Sexuality Studies consists of 18 credit hours of approved course work in Gender & Sexuality Studies of which at least 12 are upper division (300 level or above).


Required Core Courses  
W S 201G Introduction to Women s Studies 3
or W S 202G Representing Women Across Cultures
Select one from the following: 3
Seminar in Feminist Theory 3
Transnational Feminisms 3
Feminist Research Methodologies 3
Sex, Gender and the Body 3
Select 12 credits from the following: 12
Masculinities Studies 3
Women & Immigration 3
Gender & Horror 3
Arab-Muslim Feminisms 3
Alternative Genders and Sexualities 3
Women and Human Rights 3
Gender and Graphic Narrative 3
Food and Representation 3
Gender and Migration 3
Gender and Film Studies 3
Special Topics 3
Women’s Studies Practicum 3
Women Crossing Borders 3
Gender and Popular Culture 3
Total Credits 18

Note: A student may not earn a bachelor’s degree in Gender & Sexuality Studies and also earn a minor in Gender & Sexuality Studies.