Gender Studies (Minor)

The minor in Gender Studies provides a rich, interdisciplinary range of reading and scholarship in those questions of gender that shape culture. Courses are taught by specialists in a myriad of disciplines to provide a well-rounded education in gender and its effects. Greater understanding of the role that gender plays in our lives, law, and culture is useful to a wide range of disciplines and professions. Students planning for careers in education, business, management, or medicine will find the history and legality of gendered relations an especially important addition to their education. The minor in Gender Studies is available to undergraduates enrolled in any discipline or program other than Interdisciplinary Studies.

Curriculum for the Minor in Gender Studies

Required Courses (Credit: 3 hours)

HUMN 3206Topics in Gender Studies

3 credits

Take the following (Credit: 12 hours)

ENGL 4440Literature by Women

3 credits

IDS 4010Gender, Media, and Culture

3 credits

HIST 4760Gender, Marriage and Family in American History

3 credits

COMM 3016Gender Roles and Communication

3 credits

Note: Any 3000-level Humanities or English course may also be substituted at the discretion of the Advisor with documentation of a gendered focus in the class. Credit: 3 hours

Total Hours: 15