Students in the minor discuss how their own experiences of gender and sexuality relate to race, class, nationality, and language. Because of this, the minor appeals to an increasingly diverse population at UWG, and it is also a base for educating the entire campus and the greater Carrollton community. Students in the minor are prepared for a wide range of careers in fields that demand knowledge of and experience with diversity, from education and community outreach to business.
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Minor RequirementsThe Gender and Sexuality Studies minor requires 15 credit hours from the following:
One required course: XIDS 2100: Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies (3 hours)
Elective courses: courses approved for minor credit* (12 hours)
*Electives must be approved by the program director, and must be from at least two different disciplines. No more than three elective credits (3 hours) can be at the 2000 level, and at least three elective credits (3 hours) must be at the 4000 level.To declare a Gender & Sexuality Studies minor online, submit the Gender & Sexuality Studies Minor Online Declaration form.
The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Credit and transfer
Total semester hours required:
This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.
UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.
- Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
- The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
- Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
- Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
- Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
- One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
- For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website
There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.
The following is a list of courses currently approved for the minor. Not all courses are offered every semester.
GeneralThe following is a list of courses currently approved for the minor. Not all courses are offered every semester. Many additional variable topics courses also count for the minor, if the course topic is related to gender and sexuality studies. If you feel that a course should be considered for approval, please inform the director of the minor, Dr. Matt Franks, at firstname.lastname@example.org.• XIDS 2100: Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies• COMM 4485: Communication & Gender• ENGL 2190: Literature by Women• ENGL 4185: Studies in Literature by Women• FREN 3212: Sexuality & Gender in French Cinema• HIST 4423: Women and Gender in the Ancient World• HIST 4467: Women in American History to 1890• HIST 4468: Women in American History Since 1890• PHIL 4130: Feminist Philosophy• PSYC 3110: Human Sexuality• SOCI 3603: Sociology of Gender
XIDS-2100 - Arts and Ideas: Special Topics
This course is an overview of the interdependent and interdevelopmental character of movements in the arts and historical/philosophical ideas. The course may be team-taught with a multivariable format which includes lecture-discussion, open discussion among the instructors, tapes, and presentations.
- Identify and describe how gendered and sexual codes are utilized in cultural texts from diverse cultures and historical periods.
- Demonstrate the ability to use critical thinking skills to interrogate cultural assumptions regarding gender and sexuality.
- Demonstrate an awareness of prevailing theories used to analyze gender and sexuality in the humanities.
- Analyze and evaluate, orally and in writing, gender and sexual codes through a diverse set of lenses, including race, class, sexual orientation, and/or ethnicity.