Minor Requirements

Requirements for the Minor

Human Sexuality Minor Course Requirements

The minor requires 18 hours. At least 12 hours must be at the junior/senior (300+) level or higher. Students selecting this minor must complete the following:

Survey Course of Human Sexuality. Satisfied by SW 303, PSYC 502, or HSES 489.

Human Sexuality Discipline Perspective. Satisfied by 3 core courses (9 hours) with a primary focus on sexuality. Students should take at least 1 humanities course and at least 1 social or biological science course.

Humanities Perspective. Satisfied by 1 of the following approved humanities electives:

  • AAAS 598/HIST 598 Sexuality and Gender in African History (3)
  • CLSX 315 Women in Ancient Art and Society (3)
  • CLSX 374/HWC 374 Gender and Sexuality, Ancient and Modern (3)
  • EALC 575 Love, Sexuality, and Gender in Japanese Literature (3)
  • HIST 608 History of Sexuality (3)
  • PHIL 504 Philosophy of Sex and Love (3)
  • REL 374 Religious Perspectives on Selfhood and Sexuality (3)
  • WGSS 327 Perspectives in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (3)
  • WGSS 530 Gender and Sexuality in Cyberspace (3)

Social Science or Biological Science Perspective. Satisfied by 1 of the following approved humanities electives:

Human Sexuality Required Electives. Satisfied by 2 courses (6 hours) chosen from any course above not used to satisfy a requirement or any of the following:

  • AAAS 554/ANTH 545 Contemporary Health Issues in Africa (3)
  • ABSC 268 Introduction to Marriage and Family Relations (3)
  • ABSC 626/PSYC 626 Psychology of Adolescence (3)
  • AMS 344 Case Study in American Studies: Colonial Era to the Present/WGSS 396 Studies in: African American Women: Colonial Era to the Present (3)
  • ANTH 389/WGSS 389 The Anthropology of Gender: Female, Male, and Beyond (3)
  • COMS 344 Relational Communication (3)
  • COMS 440 Communication and Gender (3)
  • COMS 455/REL 475 Loving Relationships (3)
  • COMS 552 The Rhetoric of Women’s Rights (3)
  • HIST 324/WGSS 324 History of Women and the Body (3)
  • PHIL 674 Philosophy of Law (3)
  • POLS 600/WGSS 600 Contemporary Feminist Political Theory (3)
  • PSYC 465 Stereotyping and Prejudice Across Cultures (3)
  • PSYC 468/WGSS 468 Psychology of Women (3)
  • PSYC 642 The Psychology of Families (3)
  • SOC 220 Sociology of Families (3)
  • SOC 617/HP&M 620 Women and Health Care (3)
  • SOC 628 Sociology of the Family (3)
  • WGSS 333 The Politics of Physical Appearance (3) WGSS 570/HWC 570 Men and Masculinities (3)
  • WGSS 575/HWC 575 Body, Self, and Society (3)
    • Other Information

      Other courses might count by petition in any of the above categories depending on their content. Such courses could include special topics courses (e.g., WGSS/WGSS 696 Studies in: ____; ENGL 590 Studies in:____; PSYC 690 Seminar: ____), new courses, or other course. For more information, see the department’s website, or contact the department. 1 course overlap is allowed between major requirements and minor requirements. Courses with a blank (____) at the end of their titles are typically topics or seminar courses that may be repeated for credit. Usually these courses offer different topics each time they are taught. Students should check with the course instructor about the requirements to take the course and what the topic will be when it is offered. )

    Human Sexuality Minor Hours & Minor GPA

    While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

    Minor Hours
    Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

    Minor Hours in Residence
    Satisfied by a minimum of 15 hours of KU resident credit in the minor.

    Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Hours
    Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

    Minor Graduation GPA
    Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses in the minor. GPA calculations include all departmental courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

Contact Info

Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Blake Hall
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 318
Lawrence, KS 66045-7545
785-864-2310
http://www.wgss.ku.edu/
Alesha Doan, Chair
785-864-2310

Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Blake Hall
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 318
Lawrence, KS 66045-7545
785-864-2310
http://wgss.ku.edu/
Alesha Doan, Undergraduate Advisor
785-864-2310

Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Blake Hall
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 318
Lawrence, KS 66045-7545
785-864-2310
http://wgss.ku.edu/
Ann Schofield, Graduate Advisor
785-864-2310
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