The Women's and Gender Studies minor requires students to complete 18 hours of study. This includes 15 hours of upper-level courses. The goal of the gender studies minor is to examine the formation of gender as a social construct.
Most degree programs at Baylor do not require a student to select a minor area of study. Students may choose to minor in a field that supplements their major. Or, they may choose to pursue an area of academic interest completely outside their major. For example, a Professional Writing major with an interest in writing on the topic of gender may choose to minor in Gender Studies. This helps them gain skill and understanding of the subject.
Courses a student might take include The Economics of Gender, Women’s Health Concerns or Psychology of Gender.