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Minor in Human Sexuality

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Requirements for the Minor

Human Sexuality Minor Course Requirements

Students selecting this minor must complete the following:

Survey Course of Human Sexuality. Satisfied by SW 303, PSYC 502, or HSES 489.

Human Sexuality Discipline Perspective. Satisfied by 3 core courses (9 hours) with a primary focus on sexuality. Students should take at least one humanities course and at least 1 social or biological science course.

Humanities Perspective. Satisfied by 1 of the following approved humanities electives:

  • AAAS 598/HIST 598 Sexuality and Gender in African History (3)
  • CLSX 315 Women in Ancient Art and Society (3)
  • CLSX 374/HWC 374 Gender and Sexuality, Ancient and Modern (3)
  • EALC 575 Love, Sexuality, and Gender in Japanese Literature (3)
  • HIST 608 History of Sexuality (3)
  • PHIL 504 Philosophy of Sex and Love (3)
  • REL 374 Religious Perspectives on Selfhood and Sexuality (3)
  • WGSS 327 Perspectives in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (3)
  • WGSS 530 Gender and Sexuality in Cyberspace (3)

Social Science or Biological Science Perspective. Satisfied by 1of the following approved humanities electives:

Human Sexuality Required Electives. Satisfied by 2 courses (6 hours) chosen from any course above not used to satisfy a requirement or any of the following:


Other Information

Other courses might count by petition in any of the above categories depending on their content. Such courses could include special topics courses (e.g., WGSS/WGSS 696 Studies in: ____; ENGL 590 Studies in:____; PSYC 690 Seminar: ____), new courses, or other course. For more information, see the department’s website, or contact the department.

1 course overlap is allowed between major requirements and minor requirements.

Courses with a blank (____) at the end of their titles are typically topics or seminar courses that may be repeated for credit. Usually these courses offer different topics each time they are taught. Students should check with the course instructor about the requirements to take the course and what the topic will be when it is offered.

Human Sexuality Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses (above), minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 15 hours of KU resident credit in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses in the minor. GPA calculations include all departmental courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

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