Gender and Sexuality 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 the 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 prefix with the exception of GN. Students are encouraged to take GN 100 as early as possible.
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- Total Credits Required for Minor20
- Core Course4
- Choose from the following:
- EN 250 Images of Women (4 cr.)
- EN 440 Topics in Gender in Literature (3-4 cr.)
- GN 295 Special Topics in Gender Studies * (1-4 cr.)
- GN 495 Special Topics in Gender Studies * (1-4 cr.)
- HS 273 LGBT History (4 cr.)
- HS 283 American Women's History (4 cr.)
- Only when topic is gender related
- NAS 414 First Nations Women (4 cr.)
- PS 319 Women and U.S. Politics (4 cr.)
- PSY 223 Psychology of Gender (4 cr.)
- AD, AN, EN, HS, LG, NAS, NE, PL, PS, PY, SO or SW 498 Directed Study** (1-4 cr.)
- May substitute one of the following courses for one elective above.
*Course may be repeated.
**Courses not listed above that have a gender focus may be submitted to the Gender Studies Advisory Council for approval toward minor on an ad hoc basis as new courses arise.