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A Women’s Studies minor helps you learn to think critically, research, and advocate for women in society. Women’s Studies examines social and cultural constructs of gender, systems of privilege and oppression. These skills are beneficial in a wide range of professions.

A minor in Women’s Studies at UT Permian Basin allows students to investigate and explore the cultural, political and socio-economic status of womenpast and present.  

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Minor Requirements

  • Students are required to complete18 semester credit hours to earn a minor in Women's Studies.
  • Courses in the students's major area are excluded from their minor choices, except for the required courses.

Required Courses

Students must complete the following courses for a total of six semester credit hours:

  • SOCI 1301
  • SOCI 4317

Available Courses

Students are required to complete12 semester credit hours from the following courses:

  • ARTS 3301 Women Artists I
  • ARTS 3302 Women Artists II
  • ENGL 3332 Literature and Art
  • ENGL 3325 American Women Playwrights
  • ENGL 3335 American Women Novelists
  • ENGL 3352 Eighteenth-Century Women Poets
  • HIST 4364 Mexican-American Women
  • HIST 4375 Women In Early America
  • HIST 4376 Women In Modern America
  • KINE 4325 Women and Sport
  • LEAD 4320 Women in Leadership
  • PSYCH 4381 Gender Studies
  • SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 3345 Race, Gender, Ethnicity and Social Change
  • SOCI 3390 The Family
  • SOCI 4317 Women’s Studies
  • SOCI 4370 Family Dysfunction and Substance Abuse

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