University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Sexuality and Gender Identity Studies Undergraduate Minor

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  • Sexuality and Gender Identity classes offer students and opportunity for structured study of sexuality and gender identity in cultural contexts
  • Create an intellectual framework to help students build connections among gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues in various disciplines
  • Increase the visibility, understanding and recognition of diversity on campus
  • The SGIS minor serves the needs of all students by fostering the critical analysis of both normative and non-normative sexual and gender identities, including heterosexuality
  • Provides students with opportunities to examine the cultural construction of social norms and structures of privilege and oppression
  • An introductory course anchors the minor, and an advanced course for seniors serves as the capstone, other courses are drawn from the many departments that participate in Women's and Gender Studies


The interdisciplinary minor calls for eighteen credit hours:

  • WGST 075 (Introduction to Sexuality and Gender Identity Studies)
  • Nine hours must be at or above the 100 level
  • No more than 3 total credit hours may come from WGST 191, WGST 192, WGST 297, WGST 298 (internship and independent study)
  • No more that three credit hours may come from classes also used to fulfil a major.
  • Students should consult the current Sexuality and Gender Identity Studies course listing each semester for a full list of available courses.

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