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Minor in Human Sexuality

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Requirements for the Minor

The minor requires 18 hours. At least 12 hours must be at the junior/senior (300 or higher) level.

Requirement 1
3 hours

1 general survey course on human sexuality

  • *HSES 489 Health and Human Sexuality (3)
  • SW 303 Human Sexuality in Everyday Life (3)
  • PSYC 502 Human Sexuality (3)
Requirement 2 9 hours

This category includes 3 core courses with a primary focus on sexuality. Students should take at least one humanities course and at least 1 social or biological science course.

Core Courses from a Humanities Perspective

  • 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)

Core Courses from a Social Science or Biological Science Perspective

Requirement 3 6 hours

2 additional general, core, secondary, or research/service courses.

Secondary Courses (Courses with some sexuality-related content)

Research or Service Courses, By Petition (If relevant to sexuality)

  • Independent study if relevant to sexuality (e.g., PSYC 480, WGSS 498)
  • Service learning if relevant to sexuality (e.g., WGSS 650 Service Learning in Women’s Studies)
  • Honors Thesis/Senior Essay/Honors Essay (e.g., WGSS 499 Honors in Women’s Studies) if relevant to sexuality

*Also available online through Continuing Education.

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 396/WGSS 696 Studies in: _____; ENGL 590 Studies in: _____; PSYC 690 Seminar: _____), new courses, or other courses. For more information, see the program’s website, or contact the program.

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.

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