The Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) program at Coastal Carolina University is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of gender and its intersections with other identity markers such as sexuality, race, class, nationality, and ability/disability as economic, political, and cultural constructs. It celebrates diversity, acknowledges women’s accomplishments, conditions, and contributions, and highlights the ideologies implicit in women’s places in societies both in the U.S. and internationally. The minor in WGS rigorously investigates the gendered nature of knowledge, institutions, and cultures to promote experiential learning, engaged citizenship, and social justice among all students - no matter their gender identity or other characteristics. Using gender as a critical lens across disciplines, WGS proposes innovative ways of understanding human experience and empowering CCU students to become productive, responsible, healthy citizens with a global perspective.
The Women’s and Gender Studies minor is available to all undergraduates, in any major. Students pursuing a minor must consult with their major adviser and with the WGS Program Director to select courses that meet the program requirements. As a part of the application for the minor, students must meet all the course prerequisites.
In addition to the two courses required for all WGS minors, students must select at least four additional courses from the electives list below. Other appropriate courses may be added to the minor at the discretion of the Program Director. Courses used to count toward the minor cannot be used to satisfy major requirements.