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Gender Studies

The Gender Studies program is designed to have practical and vocational application. It provides a unique education to students who wish to increase their career prospects in the 21st century as would-be educators, artists, writers, leaders, Innovators, and challengers of oppression. By participating in the program's fieldwork experience course, students are encouraged to explore the crucial relationship between idealism and activism, between theory and social change, between analysis and praxis.

Gender Studies Minor Course of Study
A minor in Gender Studies is comprised of 12 credits:

6 credits of required coursework from:

  • HUM101: Women in Culture and Society
  • HUM 102: Theories of Feminism
  • HUM 103: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Gender
  • HUM 104: Gender and Knowledge

And 6 credits of electives from a selection of special courses offered each semester by other departments and cross-listed with Gender Studies. Examples include:

  • SPE 244: Feminist Spectacle/Gender and Performance
  • BIO 140: Biology and Gender
  • POL 128: Race, Sex, and the Law
  • MA 540: Media, Gender, and Sexuality