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Gender Studies Minor

Amy Orr, aorr, x2549, Walker 215
Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt, rdutt-b, x2485, TJ Day 313

The Gender Studies minor offers sustained academic examination of gender as an analytic category informing and shaping human experience.  Gender Studies establishes the distinction between biology and culture, sexuality and gender, and explores the socially constructed meaning given to differences between males and females, assessing the impact of those meanings upon the organization of our cultural, economic, political, and aesthetic experiences.  The courses encompassed within this minor examine how gendered identity and meaning are produced and reproduced, institutionalized, resisted, changed, and enacted.  They illuminate gender relations and how those relations become codified within the social order through such institutions as the family, the work force, education, and the arts.  Gender Studies is an inherently interdisciplinary endeavor drawing upon and synthesizing the contributions made to our understanding of gender and sexuality by history, sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science, philosophy, biology, economics, communication, the arts, and the humanities. 

GUIDELINES FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS:

FALL SEMESTER: HHPA 242; see also course list below 

SPRING SEMESTER: SOAN/GENS 205; see also course list below 

MAJOR/MINOR SPECIFIC ADVISING INFORMATION:

CORE:

Completion of 20 credits, including 485; 200 or SOAN 205. No more than 2 courses from any single department (excluding GENS) may count toward the Gender Studies minor. At least one course must be taken in the Arts and Humanities. 

ELECTIVES:

The following courses are likely candidates for inclusion in the Gender Studies minor:

ENGL/GENS  300  Women Writer’s- 4 credits (CS or GP) 
ENGL  350  Shakespeare's Comedies and Histories: Performing Gender and Sexuality4 credits.(CS or VP) 
GENS  200  Introduction to Gender Studies – 3 credits 
GENS  375  Special Topics in Gender Studies – 3 credits 
GENS  480  Independent Study – 1-3 credits 
GENS  485  Senior Seminar – 2 credits 
HHPA  242  Human Sexuality – 3 credits (IS) 
HHPA  410  Gender Issues in Education and Sport – 3 credits. (IS or US) 
HIST  267  Introduction to U.S. Women’s History – 5 credits. (VP or US) 
HIST/GENS  318  History of Women in Latin America – 4 credits. (VP or GP) 
HIST/GENS  322  Gender and Social History of East Asia – 4 credits (VP or GP) 
HIST  333  Medieval Women and Men – 4 credits (VP) 
MUSC  355  Women in Music – 3 credits (CS or GP) 
POLS/GENS  333  Gender and Politics – 4 credits (IS or GP) 
PSYC  347  Psychology of Women and Gender – 4 credits 
PSYC/GENS  4XX  Perspectives on Gender – 4 credits (UQ or US) 
RELS  345  Gender and Spirituality – 4 credits (UQ or GP or US) 
SOAN/GENS  205  Gender and Society – 4 credits (IS or US) 
SOAN  270  Latinas and Latinos in the U.S. – 4 credits (IS or US) 
SOAN/GENS  460  Gender, Sexuality, and the Body – 4 credits (MWI) 
TCCA  333  Gendered Communication – 3 credits (IS or US) 
TCCA  353  Topics in Women’s Rhetoric – 3 credits (IS or VP or US)