The minor in gender studies enables students to develop a critical awareness of socially and culturally formed gender patterns and the intersection of gender with other relations of power, such as sexuality, race, class, nationality, religion, marital status, and age.
Gender studies is an interdisciplinary academic field that draws on feminist, gender, and queer theories and scholarship to analyze the experiences, perspectives, and contributions of people in various cultural settings and time periods, including men, women, trans, intersexed, and gender nonconforming individuals.
Completion of the minor strengthens students’ preparation for further work in fields including gender studies, women’s studies, law, public and international affairs, social sciences, the humanities, communications, and the arts. Students also gain a foundation for understanding the social, intellectual, and political forces that shape their personal and professional lives.
For more information about the gender studies minor, please contact the Gender Studies advisor.
Total credit hours required for minor: 18
At least 9 credit hours must be at the 300 level or above.
Note: Certain topics courses (COM 300 , ENG 145 , ENG 305 , ENG 306 , ENG 400 , HIS 300 , and LIT 400 ) may fulfill elective requirements, depending on the topic offered. Consult with the gender studies advisor to determine if current topics offerings are appropriate.