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 core courses:

ANTHRO 380: Men and Women: An Anthropological Perspective

COMMSTUD 309 Gender Issues in Communication*

ENGLISH 288 Feminist Reading of Culture*

PHIL 408 Feminist Philosophy

POLISCI 377 Feminist Political Theory

“Any additional core course may act as an elective within the minor.”

Gender Studies Electives

FIVE elective courses—from a minimum of THREE different departments: (Courses from the Core list can also count as electives)


ENGLISH 152: Literature and Society (Depends on topic)*

ENGLISH 156: Popular Literature: Women and Crime Fiction*


ARABIC 212: Euro-Arab Cinema*

BIOLOGY 230: Human Sexuality*

ENGLISH 286: Women’s Literature Survey*

EXERSCI 288: Women in Sport*

NURSING 240: Contemporary Women’s Health*

SOC 231: Marriage and Family*

SOC 270: LGBTQ+ Experiences*


ARTHSTRY 360: Women, Art and Society*

COMMSTUD 314 - Community Identity and Difference

ECONOMICS 313: Labor Economics*

ENGLISH 377: Modern Drama

HISTORY 329: The American Woman

MGMT 355: Managing Multicultural Organizations

SOC 320: Sociology of Gender


ANTHRO 430: Anthropology of Reproduction

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

CRIMJUST 420: Crime, Social Inequality and Social Identity

ENGLISH 480: Special Topics (Depends on topic)

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

POLISCI 422: Women and Politics

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

*Course provides GEPs

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.

Spring 2018 Grads
Spring 2018 Graduates