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Gender Studies Minor Requirements

Gender Studies examines the significance of social constructions of sex, gender, and sexuality as they structure the meaning of personal identity and social institutions like work, family, medicine, and the law.  The Gender Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that allows students to choose from a number of different disciplines and topics to meet their individual interests while also acquiring a breadth of knowledge about how gender and sexuality are explored across multiple academic fields.  Gender Studies courses seek to enhance the integration of knowledge about gender and the social institutions that help to structure it beyond the classroom to one's public and personal life.

The minor requires a total of 18 credit hours from the courses listed below, with credit accumulated from at least three different departmental prefixes.  Up to four of those 18 credit hours can be substituted with an approved Independent Study or Internship coordinated with a faculty member working within the Gender Studies minor.  Completion of the minor requires a not-for-credit reflection paper that summarizes the student's experience across the minor courses.

Questions about the minor should be addressed to Dr. Ana de Freitas Boe, Director of the Gender Studies minor, in the Department of English.


Gender Studies                                                                                                                      Computer Code: GNST
Choose 18 credits from at least 3 different prefixes from the following course listings. Student can also take up to 4 credits of independent study or internship for Gender Studies credit through one of the participating departments. (Gender Studies minors who have taken ENG 131 but who do not have the prerequisites to take a 300 level English course can ask to have the prerequisites waived by the professor of the class.)

 

CAS

328

Gender Communications

3 credits*

ENG

335I

Studies in World Literature

3 credits*

ENG

336I

Gender and Travel in the 18th Century

3 credits*

ENG

336

Early American Women's Narratives

3 credits*

ENG

336

Men Behaving Badly: Performing Masculinity

3 credits*

HIS

235I

Women in Western Civilization

3 credits*

HIS

236I

Women in Asian Civilizations

3 credits*

HIS

260(I,D)

Topics in History

3-4 credits*

HIS

360(I)

An In-depth Study of Topics in History

3-4 credits*

HPE

263

The History of Women in Sport

3 credits

HPE

263

Gender, Health, and Equity

3 credits

HPE

377W

LGBT Health and Wellness

3 credits*

MUC

363D

Gender and Sexuality in Music Scholarship

2 credits

PHL

270D

Feminist Philosophy

4 credits

PHL

271D

Philosophy of Sexuality

3-4 credits

PSY

215D

Psychology of Women

4 credits*

REL

216I

Women and Religion

3 credits

REL

293D

Race, Religion & Gender in Movies

3 credits

REL

393

Religion, the Body, and Gender

4 credits

SOC

290D

Gender Roles

3 credits

SOC/CRJ

320

Victimology

3 credits*

SOC

330D

Protests, Movements, and Social Change

3 credits*

 

 

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