Degree Requirements

General Requirements for a Minor

General university degree requirements stipulate that 1) three units of the minor be taken in residence at Puget Sound; 2) students earn a GPA of 2.0 in courses taken for the minor; and 3) all courses taken for a minor must be taken for graded credit. Any exceptions to these stipulations are indicated in the minor degree requirements listed below.

Requirements for the Gender and Queer Studies Minor

Completion of a minimum of five units to include:

  1. QS 201 (introductory survey)
  2. GQS 360 (theory and methods course)
  3. GQS 494 (thesis course)
  4. At least two elective courses from the list below.


Only one course taken for the major may be used to satisfy the requirements for the Gender and Queer Studies minor.

Course offerings with credit for Gender and Queer Studies

  • AFAM 210 Black Fictions and Feminism
  • AFAM 355 African American Women in American History
  • BUS 493 International Management: A Gender-Based Perspective
  • CLSC 225 Gender and Identity in Greece and Rome
  • COMM/AFAM 370 Communication and Diversity
  • COMM 422 Advanced Media Studies
  • CONN 332 Witchcraft in Colonial New England
  • CONN 340 Gender and Communication
  • CONN 369 Goddesses and Power
  • ECON 244 Gender and the Economy
  • EDUC 290 Making Men: Schools and Masculinity
  • ENGL 206 Literature by Women
  • ENGL 381 Major Authors (depending on subject; not all sections are GQS approved)
  • ENGL 365 Gender and Sexualities
  • ENGL 383 Studies in 17th and 18th Century American Literature (depending on subject; not all sections are GQS approved)
  • GQS/HUM 327 Queer Cultures
  • GQS 340 Feminist and Queer Methodologies
  • HIST 305 Women and Gender in Pre-Modern Europe
  • HIST 349 Women of East Asia
  • HIST 392 Men and Women in Colonial Africa
  • PHIL/PG 390 Gender and Philosophy
  • PSYC 250 Human Sexuality
  • REL 215 Religion and Queer Politics
  • REL 303 Sexuality and Religion
  • REL 307 Prisons, Gender, and Education
  • REL 321 Sexuality and Christianity: Then and Now
  • REL 368 Gender Matters
  • SOAN 202 Family in Society: Critical Perspectives
  • SOAN 212 Sociology of Gender
  • SOAN 315 Identity Politics in Latin America
  • SOAN 316 Social and Cultural Change
  • SOAN 318 Women and Global Inequality
  • SOAN 390 Men and Masculinities
  • STS 318 Science and Gender

Other courses may be added to this list on a semester-by-semester basis.