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Women’s Studies Minor

Department of Gender and Race Studies,104 Manly Hall
www.as.ua.edu/ws
womenstudies@as.ua.edu

Admission into the minor. Students are expected to declare a minor formally. With the assistance of an advisor in the minor department, students should complete the “Declaration of Minor” form before or during the third year of full-time enrollment.

Grade point average. A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required. The minor GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the minor that the student has attempted at UA.

Minor courses. The minor in women’s studies requires successful completion of the following 18 semester hours:

Courses Hours
WS 200 3
WS 430 or WS 470 3
WS elective 300 or 400 level 3
WS elective or approved elective* 9
Total 18
   
*Related courses such as AMS 340, COM 340, COM 425, COM 469, EN 373, NEW 415, PY 371, and other approved courses may be applied to the women’s studies minor. For approved electives, contact the department chair.

Upper-level residency. A minimum of 6 hours of 300- or 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Additional minor requirements. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major, and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an advisor in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester. College advisors are also available for additional assistance with minor, college, and University requirements.

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