Minor in Gender Studies
Minor in Gender Studies
School of Arts and Sciences
The minor in gender studies is designed to enable students to develop a critical awareness of socially formed gender patterns.
From birth, females and males internalize assumptions about gender roles. This often results in both sexes consciously or unconsciously limiting their views of themselves and each other. The minor in gender studies consists of an interdisciplinary investigation of gender-related issues and research. Learning to apply standards of critical thought to the inevitable emotional content of gender studies may enable men and women to live and work together more successfully with greater mutual respect and understanding.
As a part of social studies, the gender studies minor is under the administrative oversight of the coordinator of social sciences who acts as student adviser. The Gender Studies Committee, in turn, consists of at least one faculty member from each division of the College and at least two students.
Total credit hours required for minor: 18
At least 9 credit hours must be at the 300 level or above.
|Social Studies 203||Introduction to Gender Studies||3|
|The capstone project will be an independent project chosen by the student together with an adviser who need not be a part of the Gender Studies Committee. This course will be numbered as an independent study course within the relevant department. In addition to the adviser, the project will be presented to a committee consisting of two faculty members and two students from the Gender Studies Committee. The committee may be chosen by the student from among those eligible, but must include faculty from at least two disciplines. The project will be graded by the student's independent study adviser.
|Choose 12 credits from the following and at least one course from each category.|
Gender in Health and Human Development
|Anthropology 101||Introduction to Anthropology|
|Anthropology 320||Women and Culture|
|Anthropology 415||Cultures, Health, and Healing|
|Biology 112||Human Sexuality|
|Film Studies 304||Women and Film|
|Health Studies 113||Understanding Alcoholism, Chemical Dependency, and Mental Health|
|Health Studies 245||Human Development Process|
|History 322||America's Aged through History|
Gender in Social Context
|Communication Arts 101||Introduction to Interpersonal Communication|
|Communication Arts 301||Advanced Interpersonal Communication|
|History 204||America before the 20th Century|
|Psychology 331||Introduction to Social Psychology|
|Social Studies 215||Women's Past, Present and Future|
|Sociology 151||Introductory Sociology|
|Sociology 233||The Family|
|Sociology 252||Racial and Cultural Minorities|
|Sociology 333||American Utopias|
|Sociology 367||Social Stratification|
|Sociology 405||Sociological Theory|