Awareness of gender issues is crucial for many occupations and careers (such as law, management, medicine, etc.). It is also crucial as Christians actively work toward reconciliation between genders. A gender studies minor will prepare you to deal with the complexities of gender concerns in the contemporary world.
The gender studies minor is a flexible interdisciplinary program that consists of five courses taken from at least four different departments, plus a capstone course. Courses can be taken in areas such as communications, literature, political science, sociology, philosophy and religion.
Careers in Gender Studies
- Social Worker
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Join the Social Justice Coalition; attend events offered by the gender studies program or the Sexuality Series.
Course Requirements 2013-14
Gender Studies minor
(18 semester hours)
- IDIS-394 Gender Studies Capstone
- Three courses drawn from regularly offered gender-focused courses
- Two additional gender-focused courses or two gender-cognate courses
- Three from the following:
- CAS-270 Communication and Gender
- ENGL-234 Gender and Literature
- FREN-374 Women and Gender in French Literature and Culture
- GERM-372 Outside Voices: German Culture from the Margins
- HIST-256 Women and Gender in U.S. History
- HIST-268 Women and Gender in European History
- PHIL-211 Philosophy of Gender
- POLS-312 Men, Women, and the Law
- PSYC-222 Human Sexuality and Gender
- SOC-250 Diversity and Inequality in the United States
- Approved gender-focused interim