Gender Studies Minor
For Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
Gender studies explores how history, colonialism, the media, and other social institutions create and normalize gendered and sexual identities. Students study how gender, sexuality, and their intersections link to big issues of our time, including poverty, violence, health, and social inequality.
The Gender Studies Minor requires 18 senior-level credits with a minimum of six credits at the 300- or 400- level.
To ensure the interdisciplinarity of the program, students would not be allowed to fulfill minor requirements with more than two courses from within one discipline or three GEND courses.
|Specific Minor Requirements|
|GEND 219||Feminist Theories and Foundations||3|
|GEND 319||Indigenous and Postcolonial Feminisms||3|
|Choose 12 credits from the following:||12|
|Gender, Age and Culture|
|Language, Gender, and Sexuality|
|Archaeology of Gender|
|Women in the Ancient World|
|The Economics of Gender|
|Topics in Race and Gender|
|Special Topics in Gender Studies|
|Advanced Independent Study|
|Working with Sexual and Gender Minority Children and Youth|
|Philosophy of Sex and Sexuality|
|Sociology of Gender and Sexuality|
|Gender, Crime and Social Justice|
|Social Work Practice with Gender and Sexual Diversity|
Gender Studies Program Learning Outcomes
- Differentiate historical and contemporary issues relating to gender.
- Demonstrate the ways in which gender inequality intersects with other forms of social marginalization including but not limited to sexuality, race, class, and ability.
- Explain how gender is shaped, enabled, and constrained by wider social forces.
- Outline the work of key thinkers and theorists in the discipline.
- Analyze the ways in which gender and sexuality are linked.