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Minors

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: 5 Courses

  • WGS 200 Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Four additional WGS courses or Liberal Learning Gender courses, including two at the 300 level or above.
  • One course may double-count toward both the WGSS minor and your major. Look for cross-listed courses or courses in your major that offer Gender credit and contact the WGSS department chair for approval.

See WGSS course information.


Sexuality and Queer Studies:  5 Courses

  • One of the following courses:
    • WGS 240 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies OR
    • WGS 241 Introduction to Sexuality Studies
  • Four courses from this list, including at least two at the 300 level or above:
    • WGS 240 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies (if not taken as the required course)
    • WGS 241 Introduction to Sexuality Studies (if not taken as the required course)
    • WGS 250 Politics of Sexuality
    • WGS 307/MUS 355 Gender, Sexuality, and Pop Music in the 1980s
    • WGS 340/HIS 397 Gay and Lesbian History
    • WGS 341/LIT 313 Queer Literature
    • WGS 342 LGBTQ Issues in K-12 Education
    • WGS 343 Queer Studies
    • WGS 344 Transgender Studies
    • WGS 270 or 370 Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies (with a Sexuality and/or Queer Studies focus)
  • One course may double-count toward both the Sexuality and Queer Studies minor and your major. Look for cross-listed courses or courses in your major that focus on sexuality or LGBTQ issues and contact the WGSS department chair for approval.

Social Justice Minor – *NEW* Fall 2020

The Social Justice minor offers students the opportunity to interrogate and think critically about structural inequalities and injustices, and to develop strategies for creating and sustaining an equitable and just world. This interdisciplinary minor introduces students to the complexity of social justice issues and helps them develop an intersectional framework that recognizes ways in which various forms of oppression and privilege interact, and how oppressive systems such as racism and sexism are intricately connected. Minors will be able to recognize inequalities and will gain the skills to address unjust practices in a variety of settings. The minor is especially appropriate for students who anticipate working in advocacy roles in nonprofit organizations, in local communities, or in governmental organizations.

Social Justice minors will complete FIVE courses: three core courses and two electives at the 300-level or above. Minors must also complete an Advanced Community Engaged Learning (ACEL) requirement.

Core courses:

  • AAS150 / WGS 150 Introduction to Social Justice OR the Social Justice FSP regularly offered for Bonner Scholars
  • WGS 200 Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • HIS 190 / AAS 282 US Race Relations OR SOC 281 / AAS 281 Sociology of Race in the US

Students will choose two courses at the 300-level or above, one each from two of the following domains:

1) Intersectionality: Race/Gender/Sexuality

2) Environment/Environmental Justice

3) Justice and the Law

4) Class and Inequality

For a pdf of this information, click here: Social Justice minor flyer

For further information contact Dr. Piper Kendrix Williams at williamp@tcnj.edu or Dr. Janet Gray at gray@tcnj.edu

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