Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt, Ph.D. • English
Amy Orr, Ph.D. • Sociology
Hillary Crane, Ph.D. • Anthropology
Virlena Crosley, M.P.A. • Business
David Fiordalis, Ph.D. • Religious Studies
Sharon Bailey Glasco, Ph.D. • History
Dawn Graff-Haight, Ph.D. • Health Education
Brenda DeVore Marshall, Ph.D. • Theatre and Communication Arts
Dawn Nowacki, Ph.D. • Political Science
Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, Ph.D. • English
John Sagers, Ph.D. • History
Barbara Seidman, Ph.D. • English
Sonia Ticas, Ph.D. • Spanish
Lissa Wadewitz, Ph.D. • History
Yanna Weisberg, Ph.D. • Psychology
The Gender Studies minor invites sustained academic examination of gender as an analytic category informing and shaping human experience. Gender Studies establishes the distinction between sexuality and gender and explores the socially constructed meaning given to differences between males and females. It assesses the impact of those meanings upon our social, economic, religious, political, and aesthetic experiences.
Courses in 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.
Requirements for Major or Minor
For a minor: completion of 6 courses (20-24 credits), including 390; 200 or PSYC 262, 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.
Because of its interdisciplinary character, Gender Studies courses are offered in departments across the curriculum. The following classes are likely candidates for inclusion in the Gender Studies minor, keeping in mind the requirements outlined above.
ENGL 305 Diverse Voices in Literary Expression: Women Writers in English – 4 credits. (CS or UQ or GP)
ENGL 350 Shakespeare’s Comedies and Histories: Performing Gender and Sexuality – 4 credits. (CS or VP)
GENS 200 Introduction to Gender Studies – An interdisciplinary encounter with the contemporary study of gender and its new
paradigms for investigating the human condition. Weekly guest lectures addressing gender theory contributions to such disciplines
such as religious studies, philosophy, literature, history, music, political science, anthropology, sociology, education, the sciences, and mathematics. 3 credits.
GENS 375 Special Topics in Gender Studies – Examination of a specialized topic in contemporary gender studies either arising
within a single discipline or inviting cross-disciplinary analysis. Examples include “Gender and Science,” “Women in Management,”
“Feminist Theologies,” Women in Theatre,” “Gender as Metaphor in the Bible,” “The Social Construction of Masculinities.” 3 credits.
GENS 390 Gender Theory – An interdisciplinary examination of theories that have shaped scholarly inquiry into the nature of
gendered experience, including the origins of gendered difference, the nature and origins of patriarchy; and the intersections of gender,
race, class, sexuality, and nationality as categories of political and cultural analysis. Feminist critiques of and innovations within the
methodologies of many disciplines. The capstone experience for the Gender Studies minor. Prerequisites: SOAN 205 or PSYC 262
or GENS 200, at least two additional courses earning Gender Studies credit, and junior or senior standing. 4 credits (UQ or GP, WI)
HHPA 242 Human Sexuality – 3 credits. (IS)
HHPA 410 Gender Issues in Education and Sport – 3 credits. (IS or US, WI)
HIST 267 Introduction to U.S. Women’s History – 5 credits. (VP or US)
HIST 318 History of Women in Latin America
HIST 322 Gender and Social History of East Asia – 5 credits. (VP or GP)
HIST 333 Medieval Women and Men – 4 credits. (VP)
MUSC 355 Women in Music – 3 credits. (CS or GP)
POLS 333 Gender and Politics – 4 credits. (IS or GP, WI)
PSYC 262 Perspectives on Gender – 4 credits. (UQ or US)
PSYC 347 Psychology of Women and Gender – 4 credits.
RELS 345 Gender and Spirituality – 4 credits. (UQ or GP or US)
SOAN 205 Gender and Society – 3 credits. (IS or US)
SOAN 270 Latinas and Latinos in the U.S. – 4 credits. (IS or US)
SOAN 460 Gender, Sexuality, and the Body
TCCA 333 Gendered Communication – 3 credits. (IS or US)
TCCA 353 Topics in Women’s Rhetoric – 3 credits. (IS or VP or US)
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