Gender Studies Minor

Explores the meaning and significance of gender in human experience from an interdisciplinary perspective. It combines the perspectives of women’s studies, feminist studies, lesbian and gay studies, queer studies, and men’s studies to give a broad perspective on domains such as gender roles, sexuality and social status. The interdisciplinary focus of this minor provides students with an appreciation of the diversity of approaches to studying gender, and the opportunity to integrate these approaches for a deeper understanding of the role of gender in society. Competency in both gender issues and the complex dominance and subordination effects of gender roles will help prepare students for both graduate training and employment.

A list of courses used in this minor must be developed in consultation with Maya Sen of the Psychology Department, director of the minor. When approved, a copy of the list will be filed in the Registrar’s Office. Students may not take more than eight credits from any one department.

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Total Credits Required for Minor 24

Electives 20
Choose from the following: 
        Only when topic is gender related 
AD, AN, EN, HS, LG, NE, PS, PY or SO 498 Directed Study** (1-4 cr.) 
Note: Students may substitute one of the following courses for one of the courses listed above. 

*Students are encouraged to take GN 100 as early as possible.

**Courses not listed above that have a gender focus may be submitted to committee for approval toward minor on an ad hoc basis as new courses arise.