College of Arts & Sciences

Gender Studies Program



Requirements for the Minor

Students seeking a minor in Gender Studies are required to select and complete six courses from the program's listings with no more than two in any one academic discipline. GEN 201 Seminar in Feminist Theories must be one of the six courses. Students are encouraged, but not required, to take GEN 470 Selected Topics in Gender Studies. Students may select from the following list:

ART 107*   Women in Art
ART 207*   Race-Gender in American Art and Architecture 
ART 266*   Women in Modern Theatre 
EDU 369      Perspectives of Women in Education 
ENG 205*   Cultural Diversity 
ENG 207     Images of Women in Literature 
ENG 329     Black Women Writers 
ENG 416*    Rebellious Women Writers:  Reformers, Slaves and Suffragists (Honors) 
ENG 444*   Writing Through Race, Class, and Gender  
FRE 422       Making Our Voices Heard:  French Women Writers of the Middle Ages and Renaissance       
HIS 351*    Gender, Ideology and Revolution in East Asia 
HIS 385*    History of Women in America Since 1820  
ITA 455*    Women's Voices in Twentieth Century Italian Fiction
MGT 212*     Managing Workforce Diversity 
PHL 446*    Feminist Epistemology 
POL 323*    Women and American Politics 
POL 368*    Global Gender Issues
PSY 121      Child Development 
PSY 123*    Psychology of Men and Women 
PSY 124*    Human Sexuality
PSY 150*    Gender in the Workplace 
PSY 152      Psychology of Violence and Aggression 
PSY 233*    Adulthood and Aging 
REL 342      Women in Muslim Tradition
REL 382*    Women and Religion in the Ancient World
SOC 102*    Social Problems
SOC 208*    Sociology of Gender
SOC 209*    Marriage and the Family
SOC 232*    The Sociology of Human Sexuality 
SOC 254*    Violence and Victims
SOC 322*    Culture and Politics of Motherhood
SOC 351*    Gender and the Law
SOC 356*    Gender, Crime, and Criminal Justice
SOC 386*    Violence in Intimate Relationships
SPA 443       Staging Gender, Sexuality and Social Conflict in Spain's Golden Age
SPA 446*    Romanticism and Realism:  Heroes, Angels, and Villains in Nineteenth Century Spanish Literature
SPA 455*    Women in Spanish Literature
SPA 456      Women's Voices in 20th Century Spanish and Latin American Fiction
THE 335*     Gender and Christian Spirituality
THE 350       Rediscovering Mary
THE 357*     Feminist Theologies
THE 364       Sexuality and Catholic Morality
THE 365       Christian Marriage Today 

Courses Listed under Gender Studies

GEN 200 Seminar in Feminist Theories (3 credits)

An introduction to new theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of gender in the humanities and the social and natural sciences. Required of all Gender Studies minors; typically offered once a year in the spring semester.

GEN 470 Selected Topics in Gender Studies (3 credits)

An independent study, typically undertaken in the Senior year, in which the student develops and presents a research project in her or his major field of study which incorporates gender perspectives and feminist theories. Prerequisites: GEN 2901, the approval of an independent study director in the student's major, and the approval of the Director of Gender Studies .

Courses Cross-Listed with Gender Studies

* Course will also satisfy a GEP requirement