Minor in Gender Studies

Minor in Gender Studies

Interdisciplinary Program Administered by the College of Liberal Arts

Gender Studies Requirements (18 credits)

Courses vary by semester and may be offered in the Departments of Anthropology; Art and Art History; Biological and Allied Health Sciences; Communication Studies; Economics; English; Exercise Science and Athletics; History; Languages and Cultures; Management; Music, Theatre and Dance; Nursing; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice and those identified as interdisciplinary studies.

Gender Studies Core Courses

Students are required to take one course from the following four core courses:

    COMMSTUD 309 Gender Issues in Communication

    ENGLISH 288 Feminist Reading of Culture

    ENGLISH 380 Introduction to Queer Theory and Cultures

    PHIL 408 Feminist Philosophy

    POLISCI 377 Feminist Political Theory

Gender Studies Electives

Remaining five courses are to be selected from these courses and be from a minimum of three different departments.

    ANTHRO 380 Men and Women: An Anthropological Perspective

    ARTHSTRY 360 Women, Art and Society

    BIOLOGY 230 Human Sexuality

    COMMSTUD 492 Special Topics in Organizational Communication (Depends on topic)

    CRIMJUST 420 Crime, Social Inequality and Social Identity

    ECONOMIC 313 Labor Economics

    ENGLISH 152 Literature and Society (Depends on topic)

    ENGLISH 156 Popular Literature: Women and Crime Fiction

    ENGLISH 286 Women’s Literature Survey

    ENGLISH 287 Black Women Writers

    ENGLISH 335 Studies in American Literature: Women Writers

    ENGLISH 347 Studies in British Literature (Depends on topic)

    ENGLISH 377 Modern Drama (Depends on topic)

    ENGLISH 388 Gender, Race and Class

    ENGLISH 481 Special Topics (Depends on topic)

    ENGLISH 491 Topics in Criticism (Offered to seniors with chair approval)

    EXERSCI 334 Women in Sport

    HISTORY 329 The American Woman

    HISTORY 469 Women and Gender in European Intellectual History I

    HISTORY 470 Women and Gender in European Intellectual History II

    MGMT 355 Managing Multicultural Organizations

    NURSING 240 Contemporary Women’s Health

    POLISCI 222 Women and Politics

    POLISCI 492 Seminar in Government and Politics (Depends on topic)

    PSYCH 350 Psychology of Sex and Gender

    SOC 231 Marriage and Family

    SOC 320 Sociology of Gender

    SPANISH 281-SPANISH 289 Special Topics: Women in Spanish Literature

Petitions for Independent Research or Internships

Independent studies, individualized instruction, departmental research and writing courses, and internships can be counted toward the minor if the project, study, or agency specifically reflects the curriculum goals of the Gender Studies Minor upon approval by the advisory board members.