Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
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Add to your education by learning more about the diverse, complex gender issues that people face worldwide.
UNT's Women's & Gender Studies Program centers intersectional feminist education, research, and advocacy through a multi-disciplinary, theoretically diverse curriculum. The WGST program works to challenge social injustices based on gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, class and ability in a global context.

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Why Earn a Women's and Gender Studies Minor?

Our program serves students, faculty, staff, and community partners through interdisciplinary research and course offerings, engaging those audiences in discussions that center the lived experiences of marginalized individuals and counties.

WGST seeks imaginative ways to collectively foster queer and feminist activism, investigate the opportunities and challenges of living in a global diaspora, and collaboratively build welcoming spaces that respect and celebrate differences.

Women's and Gender Studies Minor Highlights

The program hosted Dr. Yakin Ertürk with International Studies to deliver a talk to our students at the end of September about a talk that is based on her experiences within the UN system, international law, and monitoring mechanisms when it comes to women's human rights.
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program works collaboratively every semester with the Pride Alliance, UNT Libraries and Multicultural Center to produce a series called Fem Flicks which introduces students to films about intersectional issues of gender and sexual diversity. After screening these films, a discussant leads a conversation about some of the film’s most significant themes.
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program has a library space that is open to our students who want to gather for study groups, do more research for course papers and projects, and gather in community.  Library hours change by semester but this space is generally open five days a week and is staffed by one of our graduate students.
There are 39 students currently pursuing a WGST Minor.

Women's and Gender Studies Minor Courses You Could Take

Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies (3 hrs)
Introduction to the multidisciplinary field of women’s studies. Examination of diverse experiences of women and the significance of gender in society and culture, with a focus on factors such as race, class, age and sexual orientation.
Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity (3 hrs)
Social, cultural and economic perspectives on Native, African, Asian and Mexican Americans. Emphasizes work and family patterns for both women and men, racism and sexism and contemporary movements for equality.
Feminist Foundations (3 hrs)
Explores the women’s movement in the United States from the 1960s to the present. Issues of gender equity, reproductive rights, economic disparity, work and the family, and political participation are discussed within the contexts of second and third wave feminism.
Psychological Dynamics of Women (3 hrs)
Comparison of personality and cultural factors associated with gender.
History of Black Women in America (3 hrs)
Historical exploration into the characteristics, cultures and reflective thoughts of black women in America.
Feminist and Womanist Theories (3 hrs)
Historical overview, key concepts, and vocabulary of feminist/womanist theories in social and political contexts. Current and emerging bodies of feminist/womanist theories are used to define critical contemporary issues and debates, and to initiate discussion on wide-ranging social, political and global issues from a variety of feminist and gender perspectives.

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