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Requirements for the Minor in Gender Studies

This interdisciplinary program is offered as a minor only; there is no Gender Studies major offered at this time.

Requirements include 18 credits of coursework. Please be advised that individual courses are not offered every year, but are offered in a rotation that will provide students the ability to complete 18 credits over the course of the four-year degree program.

Required course, choose one:

  • Feminist Social Theory, GEN 406, 3 credits; or
  • Feminist Philosophy, GEN 386, 3 credits

Note: Although only one of the two courses is required, both may be taken for credit toward the minor in Gender and Women's Studies, and both are therefore listed below under Upper Division Elective Courses.

At least two (2) Introductory Courses:

  • Women and the Visual Arts, GEN 207, 3 credits; or
  • The Role of Science in Defining Gender, GEN 220, 4 credits; or​
  • Philosophy of Love and Human Sexuality, GEN 250, 3 credits; or
  • Women and Religion, GEN 253, 3 credits
  • Eco-Philosophy, GEN 260, 3 credits

At least two (2) upper-division courses:

  • The Sociological Imagination, GEN 300, 3 credits; or
  • Sex & Gender in Anthropology, GEN 327, 3 credits; or
  • Discourse of Desire: Plato-20th Century, GEN 381, 3 credits; or
  • Women, Family, and Work in the Modern U.S., GEN 309, 3 credits; or
  • Race, Class, and Gender in Modern Europe, GEN 360, 3 credits; or
  • Feminist Philosophy, GEN 386, 3 credits; or
  • Human Rights and Humanitarian Assistance, GEN 330, 3 credits; or
  • Psychology of Women, GEN 364, 3 credits; or
  • Feminist Social Theory, GEN 406, 3 credits; or
  • Women Voices in Hispanic World, GEN 484, 3 credits

Individual courses are not offered every year, but are offered in a rotation that will provide students the ability to complete 18 credits over the course of the four year BA. Please check the most recent on-line schedule for offerings, credits, and instructors.

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