Gender Studies, Minor
Requirements - Minor
The gender studies minor consists of at least 15 semester credit hours of courses completed with a “C” or better from designated gender studies courses including:
|SOCL 2100||Sex and Gender in Society||3|
|Select 12 credits of the following of which 6 must be at the 3000 level or above:||12|
|Biology of Women|
|Images of Men and Women in Advertising|
|Gender Studies Capstone Experience|
|Women in American Society|
|Gender and Literature|
|Theories of Gender in Literary Analysis|
|Advanced U.S. Literary and Cultural Studies|
|Women in the Law|
|Sociology of Sport|
|Marriage and the Family|
|Gender, Crime & Justice|
|Great Women Theologians|
Some sections of IDS seminars may also be designated as approved for the minor. Please refer to the schedule of classes for details.
Additional courses can be approved after review by the Gender Studies minor director on a case-by-case basis (ex. special topics courses).
Students who earn a Gender Studies minor will achieve the following student learning outcomes (SLO), as evidenced by the relevant Performance Indicators (PI):
Student Learning Outcome 1. Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection of gender, race, class, ethnicity, and religion as constructs through which differences appear in various institutions and societies.
• PI: Student can explain how gender is a social construction.
• PI: Student can assess how lived experiences differ across multiple social locations.
• University SLO: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Student Learning Objective 2. Demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which including a gender analysis enhances other fields of study.
• PI: Student can explain how recovering previously overlooked contributions of women and gender-non-conforming people have shaped a field of study of particular interest to the student (ex. Sociology, Literature, Theology).
• PI: Student can explain how applying a gender lens change commonly held conclusions within a specific field of study.
• University SLO: Breadth of Knowledge and Integrative Learning
Student Learning Objective 3. Demonstrate appreciation for gender equality and inclusion as part of a larger social justice vision.
• PI: Student can identify negative consequences of failing to include a specific focus on gender in social justice work.
• PI: Student can provide at least one specific example of their personal efforts to promote gender justice.
• University SLO: Social Responsibility