Women’s and Gender Studies, Minor

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About This Degree

A minor in women’s and gender studies adds depth and perspective that enhances any program of study. Students hoping to pursue careers in health care, business or education will become better health care workers, managers and teachers with a deeper understanding of how gender influences organizations and people.


Take the women’s and gender studies minor fully online!

18 Credits

Study key topics including diversity and equality, gender and sexuality, culture and representation, politics, activism, and social justice.

Learn to analyze issues from multiple perspectives, think critically and ask questions, apply knowledge and solve problems, develop leadership skills and collaborate with others.

Develop in-demand career skills including time management, project management, communication, critical analysis, independent work, flexibility.

Choose one required course (3 credits):

WGST 101 Telling Women’s Lives OR

WGST 109 Gender, Sexuality, and Culture

Choose four WGST elective courses (12 credits):

WGST 101 Telling Women’s Lives

WGST 108 Race, Class, and Gender Activism

WGST 109 Gender, Sexuality, and Culture

WGST 110 Diversity and Difference

WGST 208 Sex: Power, Pleasure, Politics

WGST 220 Women and Leadership

WGST 225 Women, Hip Hop and Social

WGST 310 Girls and Girlhood Studies

WGST 380 Internship in Women’s and Gender Studies

Choose one cross-listed elective course (3 credits):

ENGL 235 Reading Hip Hop

HLTH 300 Women and Health

LATI 209 Sex and Gender in Latin America

PHIL 245 Social Justice

SOCI 201 Women and Family in Different Cultures

Note: other courses may count toward the minor at the discretion of the WGST Department Chair.


Dr. Antoinette Ellis-Williams, Professor and Chairperson

Email: aellis@njcu.edu 

Phone: 201-200 3251