Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies, Minor

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is an interdisciplinary program for undergraduate students who desire more in-depth study than can be obtained in one or a few courses on the changing statuses, issues, problems, and future prospects of all genders. Intersectional and transnational analyses foreground our studies of genders and sexualities, as we analyze how these social formations intersect with race, ethnicity, and class in specific times and places. Through our scholarship, teaching, and programming, we engage our communities, our region, and the world with a commitment to social justice.

Students who select this minor must consult and have approval of the program advisor to establish a plan of study. This should be done prior to completing 6 hours of coursework listed for the program. The program form must be filed with an Academic Advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and certified upon application for graduation by the Dean of the College in which the major study degree will be awarded.

A minimum of 18 semester hours selected from the following courses is required for the minor. Topics courses (*) may be taken for credit when the announced content is appropriate to the minor. At least 12 of the hours must be at the upper division level and 12 must be taken at A&M-Corpus Christi.

Students may choose from the following courses: 

 WGST 3301 - Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (required for all minors)

ANTH 3390: Anthropology of Gender 
ARTS 4390 - Topics in Art *
BIOL 4590 - Selected Topics *
BLAW 4390: Women in the Workplace 
COMM 4314: Gender Communication 
COMM 4345: Intercultural Communication 
COMM 4390: Communication and Sexuality 
CRIJ 4324: Women and Criminal Justice 
CRIJ 4360: Domestic Violence 
ENGL 3366: Language in Society 
ENGL 4360: Gender, Sexuality, and Literature 
ENGL 4361: Race and Ethnicity in Literature
ENGL 4390 - Topics in English * 
HIST 4337: United States Women’s History 
HIST 4390: History of Sexuality 
MXAS 4390 - Topics in Mexican American Studies *
POLS 3311: Women and Politics 
PSYC 3374: Human Sexuality 
PSYC 4367: Gender Issues in Psychology 
PSYC 4390: Topics in Psychology *
SOCI 3320: Sociology of Gender 
SOCI 3321: Mexican American Women
SPAN 4390 - Topics in Spanish *

In addition to this list, students can petition to count other courses with substantial content on women’s, gender, and sexuality studies by submitting syllabi to the program coordinators.

The current WGST program coordinators are:

Dr. Beth Robinson (Email: beth.robinson@tamucc.edu)
Dr. Jarred Wiehe (Email: jarred.wiehe@tamucc.edu)