Gender & Sexuality Studies

Welcome to the minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of West Georgia!

This interdisciplinary minor provides an academic forum for the examination of gender and sexuality in contemporary and historical global cultures. It pursues the academic study not only of sexual diversity but also of masculinity and femininity as culturally and historically contingent phenomena. Hence, it appeals to an increasingly diverse student population at UWG, including members of the LGBTQ community.

The minor attracts students who actively seek a comfortable, healthy, academic environment to examine and discuss issues relevant to their self-definition and everyday lives. It also creates a broad and formalized academic forum for educating the entire student population and the greater Carrollton community about diversity in gender identity and sexual orientation.

Please use the gray navigation bar above to learn more about the academic requirements of the minor, approved courses, the faculty, and related organizations and events at UWG.

Get In Touch

Dr. Matt Franks
Director of the Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies
Assistant Professor of English

Phone: (678) 839-4875

Minor Requirements

The minor requires 15 credit hours, of which no more than 6 hours can be at the 2000 level and of which at least 3 hours must be at the 4000 level.

Required Course: XIDS 2100: Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies (3 hours)

Electives: 12 hours (three of these hours must be taken in AT LEAST two different disciplines). Electives must be approved by the program director. 

To declare a minor, please submit this online form:

Please contact Dr. Matt Franks if you have any questions: