Lisa Corrigan
Director of Studies
417 Kimpel Hall

The gender studies minor introduces students to the ways that various academic disciplines have examined women’s and men’s differing participation in work, the family, political systems, and creative endeavors. Courses explore sex and gender differences and such concepts as masculinity and femininity, essence and performance; distributions of power, work, and resources; and the symbolic representation of gender and identity in literature, religion, and art. The minor is often chosen by students interested in investigating materials previously neglected by scholars and in fresh perspectives on traditional subject matter.

Requirements for a Minor in Gender Studies: The student must complete 15 credit hours of regular courses.

GNST 2003Introduction to Gender Studies (Sp, Fa)3
Choose 12 credit hours from the following or from special topics and seminars found in each semester's schedule of classes under Gender Studies.12
Male and Female: A Cultural and Biological Overview (Fa)
Gender and Politics in Latin America (Irregular)
Women in Africa (Irregular)
Honors Classical Studies Colloquium (Sp)
Family Communication (Fa)
Special Topics (Sp, Su, Fa)
Communication and Gender (Fa)
Gender, Race and Power (Irregular)
Reel Women (Fa)
Representational Issues in Film (Sp)
Topics in Gender, Sexuality, and Literature (Irregular)
Studies in Literature and Gender (Irregular)
Women and Christianity (Irregular)
Honors Colloquium (Irregular) (The History of Sex/Sexuality in America)
Honors Colloquium (Irregular) (Russian and Soviet Women)
Society and Gender in Modern Europe (Odd years, Sp)
New Women in the Middle East (Irregular)
The History of Sub-Saharan African Women (Irregular)
Honors Colloquium (Irregular)
Latin American Studies Colloquium (Sp)
Gender and Politics (Irregular)
Introduction to Human Sexuality (Sp, Fa)
Honors Introduction to Human Sexuality (Sp, Fa)
Gender and Politics (Irregular)
Families and Social Change (Sp)
Special Studies (Irregular) (Women and Arabic Literature)
Total Hours15