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 Rebecca Ulland of the Modern Languages and Literatures Department, interim 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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*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.