Minor in Gender Studies

The minor in Gender Studies is designed to examine how gender shapes individuals, institutions, and culture.  It analyzes gender as a complex social construction that intersects with class, race/ethnicity, age, nationality, sexual orientation, and sexual identity; examines the lives and experiences of groups that have been underrepresented in traditional academic work; and acquaints students with the fundamental methodologies of women’s and gender studies.

The Gender Studies minor is 18 semester credit hours. 

Required Foundation Courses (9 hours)

GST 2300/SOC 2300 – Introduction to Gender Studies

Two courses chosen from:
GST 3301/PSY 3324 – Psychology of Gender
GST 3302/HIST 3302 – Gender in Western Thought
GST 3303/SOC 3354 – Gender, Society and Politics

Upper-level Electives (9 hours)

AMS 3300 – American Popular Culture
BIS 4V04 – Internship
CRIM 3324 – Gender, Crime, and Justice
GST 3301/PSY 3324 – Psychology of Gender
GST 3302/HIST 3302 – Gender in Western Thought
GST 3303/SOC 3354 – Gender, Society and Politics
GST 4311 – Gender and Education
GST 4325 – Motherhood and the Technological Womb
GST 4360/AMS 4360 – Rebels and Reformers: Women and Alcohol in America
GST 4380/SOC 4380 – Women, Work and Family
HIST 3324 – Women in European Society
HIST 3366 – Themes in the Social History of the United States
HIST 3384 – U.S. Women from Settlement to Present
HIST 4360 – Topics in American Women’s History
ISIS 3306 – Human Female: Biology and Culture
ISIS 3312 – Women in Management
LIT 3327 – Mid-Twentieth Century American Literature
LIT 3380 – Studies in Women’s Literature
PSCI 3353 – Law and Gender
PSY 3338/CLDP 3338 – Adolescence
PSY 4345/CLDP 4345 – Violence in the Family
PSY 4346 – Human Sexuality
SOC 3343 – Sociology of the Family
SOC 3352 – Gender Roles
SOC 4375 – Gender and Work

Helpful Links

View the descriptive Gender Studies course list

Contact the Gender Studies Faculty and Staff

Catalog information

Gender Studies Lecture Series