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Women's and Gender Studies Minor

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WHAT IS WGST?

The Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) minor uses an interdisciplinary approach to study gender in culture and society and the achievements of women in the arts, literature, the sciences, and other human endeavors. We look at the historical, cross-cultural, and multicultural aspects of gender. Our WGST minor prepares TAMIU students to become future activists, artists, professionals, and scholars who engage critically with women’s, gender, and sexuality issues in multicultural and transnational contexts.

WHY STUDY WGST?

The field of WGST analyzes the world around us in terms of gender, focusing on issues that are especially visible both in the popular media and in the university today. As part of the WGST minor, students dive deep into the Humanities and Social Sciences — areas such as English, History, Spanish, Sociology, Criminal Justice — and earn credits. If you like exploring big questions about gender, sexuality, and women’s roles in culture, history, literature, and society, consider declaring WGST as a minor.

WHAT CAN WGST DO FOR ME?

Today’s employers are placing greater emphasis on social justice awareness and qualifications from prospective employees. A WGST minor may help you enter an ongoing conversation about women and minorities in the workplace that may have relevance for your future career, whatever it may be.

SIGN ME UP!

Register this Fall for WGST 2301, “Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies,” taught by Dr. Adam Kozaczka. Dr. Kozaczka is Assistant Professor of English within the Department of Humanities, and WGST Program Coordinator. WGST 2301 is an exploratory course required for the minor and is a WIN class designed to survey key topics in gender studies across a wide range of fields. You’ll study folklore, literature, popular culture, history, gender theory, and new media. WGST 2301 will help students on their way to graduation, even if they don’t end up joining the minor program. If you’re not sure how to fit the course into your schedule, talk to your College of Arts and Sciences advisor today!

MISSION STATEMENT

The Women’s and Gender Studies minor uses an interdisciplinary approach to the study of gender in culture and society and the achievements of women in the arts, literature, the sciences, and in other human endeavors. Attention is given to the historical, cross-cultural, and multicultural aspects of gender in the experiences of women and men. The WGST minor prepares TAMIU students to become future professionals, scholars, activists, and artists who engage critically with women’s, gender, and sexuality issues in multicultural and transnational contexts. 

To learn more, click the menu tabs at the top. We have our FAQs page, a link to the course catalog for the minor, as well as external links with more information about this vibrant and timely area of study.

Got questions? Email us at wgsminor@tamiu.edu

Program coordinator

Dr. Adam Kozaczka
Assistant Professor of English
Department of Humanities

Contact

Department of Humanities
5201 University Boulevard, Academic Innovation Center 313, Laredo, TX 78041-1900
Phone: 956-326-2470 Fax: 956-326-2459 E-mail: emedrano@tamiu.edu