2013–2014 Gender Studies (GNDR)
Faculty:Bonnie Baxter, Carolyn Connell, Sean Desilets, Georgiana Donavin, Scott Gust, Elree Harris, Fatima Mujcinovic, Bridget Newell, Jeff Nichols, Kristjane Nordmeyer, Michael Popich, Natasha Sajé, Gretchen Siegler, Kim Zarkin
The interdisciplinary minor in gender studies provides students with the opportunity to understand and critically analyze the impact gender has on individuals and society. Some courses focus exclusively on women or on men, while others focus on broader issues relevant to both women and men. The minor is based on an inclusive framework that encourages and supports an emphasis on issues of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, and culture.
The minor is designed to help students develop a deeper understanding of themselves and the world in which they live; sharpen critical thinking skills; and prepare for careers in business, industry, government, and academic settings.
The minor requires students to complete twenty-four credit hours of Gender Studies courses, many of which are crosslisted with courses offered in other disciplines including COMM, ENGL, HIST, MATH, PHIL, PSYC, and SOC. The final requirement is the senior project or thesis; students who must complete a senior project or thesis for their major may undertake one thesis or project that will count for both requirements. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.3 in all Gender Studies courses.
Students must meet the college-wide graduation requirements in addition to the Gender Studies minor: