Minor in Gender Studies

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

The Gender Studies minor is 18 semester credit hours, at least 12 of which are upper-level.  It consists of:

Required Foundation Courses (6 hours)

GST 2300/SOC 2300*:  Introduction to Gender Studies
GST 3302/HIST 3302:  Gender in Western Thought

Electives (12 hours) 12 additional credits from at least two of the distribution areas below:

Gender and Cultural Production
AMS 2300* American Popular Culture
AMS 2341* American Studies for the 21st Century
AMS/GST 4360 Rebels and Reformers:  Women and Alcohol in America
ATCM 3321 Networked Identities
ATCM 4322 Disability, Technology and Media
ATCM 4323 Feminism, Technology and Media
ATCM 4325 Race, Technology and Media
LIT 3380 Studies in Women’s Literature
Gender, Individuals, and Families
GST 3301/PSY 3324 Psychology of Gender
GST 4325 Motherhood and the Technological Womb
ISIS 3310 Childhood Sexual Abuse
PSY/CLDP 3338 Adolescence
PSY 4324 Psychology of Prejudice
PSY/CLDP 4345 Violence in the Family
PSY 4346 Human Sexuality
PSY/CLDP 4347 Marriage and Family Psychology
Gender, Society, and Politics
CRIM 3324 Gender, Crime, and Justice
GST  3303 Gender, Society and Poltics
GST 4325 Motherhood and the Technological Womb
HLTH 3310 Health Care Issues: Global Perspectives
ISIS 3312 Women in Management
ISIS 4350 International Development: Cultural Impacts
PA/SOC 3379 Diversity in the Public Sector
PSCI 3353 Law and Gender
PSCI 4357 Human Rights and the Rule of Law
PSCI 4364 Civil Rights Law and Society
PSCI 4377 Women and Politics
SOC 3343 Sociology of the Family
SOC 3352 Sex, Gender, and Society
SOC 4375 Gender and Work
Gender, Theory, and History
HIST 3316 Women in Traditional China
HIST 3324 Women in European Society
HIST 3384 U.S. Women from Settlement to Present
HIS 4360 Topics in American Women’s History
Independent Study/ Special Topics/ Honors
BIS 4V04 Internship
GST 4379 Special Topics in Gender Studies
GST 4381 Senior Honors Research
GST 4382 Senior Honors in Gender Studies
GST 4v80 Independent Study

* lower division – can only count 6 credits toward minor

Students may petition to count the following courses with significant gender content, if  they write papers/final projects about gender-related topics.  They can petition to count one course toward the minor and two for an IS concentration.

Helpful Links

What is Gender Studies?

Fall 2017 Gender Studies Courses

Gender Studies Course List

Catalog Information

Gender Studies Faculty

Gender Studies Lecture Series

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