St. Mary's College of Maryland

Faculty Highlight

Libby Nutt Williams

Dr. Libby Nutt Williams

Dr. Libby Williams has been elected the 2013 Woman of the Year for the Section for the Advancement of Women (SAW) of the Society of Counseling Psychology at the American Psychological Association. Congratulations, Libby!

Program Requirements

To complete the cross-disciplinary minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, students must satisfy the following requirements, designed to provide the depth and breadth of knowledge consistent with the goals of the field:


General College requirements

All requirements in a major field of study

At least 20 semester-hours in courses approved for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, with a grade of C or above, including:
WGSX 220: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (4e)

16 hours of elective credits, at least 12 of which must be numbered 300 or above; selected courses must originate in (or be cross-listed in) at least three disciplines

What follows is a sampling of your elective options.

  • ANTH 302: Food and Culture
  • ANTH 304: Anthropology of Media
  • ANTH 313: African-American Colonial Culture
  • ANTH 348: African-American Culture
  • ARTH 382: Sexuality and Modernity
  • ENGL 390: Contemporary Multicultural Voices
  • ENGL 400: The Female Coming-of-Age Novel
  • ENGL 430: American Literature and Music as Social Protest
  • ECON 316: Economics of Race and Gender
  • HIST 324: Women in Modern Western History
  • HIST 461: Gender in Latin American History
  • ILCS 363: Cultural Perspectives on Gender
  • PHEC 167: Self-Defense Against Sexual Assault
  • PHIL/RELG 310: Ascetics, Saints, and Sinners
  • PHIL 325: Feminism and Philosophy
  • POSC 266: Women and the Law
  • POSC 462: Studies in Comparative Politics: Women in the Third World
  • PSYC 353: Human Sexuality
  • PSYC 356: Psychology of Women
  • RELG 318: Feminism and Religion
  • RELG 355: Women in Islam
  • SOAN 352: Topics in Anthropology/Sociology: The Cultured Body
  • SOCI 230: Sociology of Gender
  • TFMS 220: Introduction to Film and Media Studies
  • TFMS 258: Dance in History
  • TFMS 275: Costumes and Clothes in History
  • TFMS 325: Documentary Practices
  • TFMS 420: Mediated Bodies: Gender, Race, and Class on Stage and Screen
  • WGSX 150: Introductory Topics in Women, Gender, and Sexuality
  • WGSX 250: Topics in Women, Gender, and Sexuality
  • WGSX 350: Advanced Topics in Women, Gender, and Sexuality
  • WGSX 450: Seminar in Women, Gender, and Sexuality

The curriculum in Women, Gender, and Sexuality is founded on its core course: WGSX 220, "Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies". Each semester the study area coordinator and participating faculty will designate other courses, including new courses, topics courses, and special offerings, that will satisfy elective requirements. A complete list of approved current offerings for each semesteer will appear in the Schedule of Classes.

Any student who wishes to be involved in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality cross-disciplinary minor should consult with the area coordinator or any participating faculty member. Formal declaration of intent to complete the Women, Gender, and Sexuality minor should be preceded by completion of WGSX 220. This declaration must be made by the end of the first week of the senior year, but students are encouraged to declare their participation and seek curricular advising as soon as possible.

Download PDF declaration form here.

Download JPG-format declaration form here.

Students may pursue a St. Mary's Project in Women, Gender, and Sexuality with the permission of their major department and with the agreement of a faculty mentor designated by the Women, Gender, and Sexuality faculty. Project credit (8 semester hours) does not apply toward fulfillment of the requirements of the minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality.