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Sexuality Studies Minor - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: Unknown , CIP: 05.9999 Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies, Other)

Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies

1024 Clemens
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4680

Gwynn Thomas

Completing the Sexuality Studies Minor Program

Academic Requirements

Total required credit hours for the minor are 18 (6 courses).

Academic Advice

Complete and submit the application form for a minor in Global Gender Studies found on the Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies website. We strongly encourage all students signed up or interested in the Global Gender Studies Major to talk to the Director of Undergraduate Studies about tailoring a program that meet your needs, interests, and circumstances.

Transfer Credit Policy

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Students who wish to transfer to the University at Buffalo and pursue a major in Global Gender Studies must first be accepted by the university's admissions office before applying to the program. Students are referred by College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement and Services to this program so that all transfer credits can be evaluated and applied. Transfer students are advised to bring course descriptions and syllabi to the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Required Courses

GGS 109 Introduction to Sexuality Studies
GGS 265 Sexuality and Cultures Developing Countries: Socio-economic and Political

Electives: An additional 4 courses from the list of approved courses. At least two of the courses must be taken from Global Gender and Sexuality Studies (GGS).

Possible Elective Courses:
APY 312 Culture & Reproduction
ENG 323 Sex and Gender in the Nineteenth Century
ENG 327 Gender in Asian Literature
ENG 306 Love in the Western World
GGS 308 Image and Gender
GGS/HIS 341 Social History of Women in the United States
GGS 324 Controlling Reproduction
GGS 325 Violence in a Gendered World
GGS 350/HIS 367 Gender and Sexuality in Africa
GGS 368/JDS 301 Research in Human Sexuality and Religion: Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll and Religion
GGS 369/ENG 371 Queer Theory
GGS 379 Sex, Gender and Popular Culture
SOC 338 Sociology of Sexuality

Departmental Honors Requirements

Please see the Academic Honors page.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Sexuality Studies Minor
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate 18

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:58:04