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Minor - Gender Studies

Minor - Gender Studies


The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies offers a gender studies minor, an interdisciplinary course of study that will help students understand how and why notions of "masculinity" and "femininity" have changed at different times and in different cultures. Analysis of gender also includes attention to other social categories, such as race, ethnicity, class, nationality, ability, age, and sexual orientation. Students may choose to pursue an optional emphasis on sexuality within the gender studies minor. Students can select from a variety of cross-listed courses taught by some of the best and most innovative teachers from the departments of African American Studies, Classics, English, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy/Religion, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology/Anthropology, and Southern Studies.

Course Requirements

A minor in gender studies requires the completion of 18 semester hours of gender studies courses, including G St 201. Students are encouraged to meet with the director to enroll in the minor.

An optional sexuality/queer studies emphasis requires 9 hours (of the 18-hour total) from the following list of courses: G St 202, 324, 329, 330, 337, 349, 350, 353, 364, 366, 382, 383, 384, 402, 423, 433, 438, 490, 596. Students may use G St 301, 395, 399, 497, 498, and 499 with permission of the director of gender studies.

Other Academic Requirements

Students are required to earn a minimum grade of C in each course taken for the minor.

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