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2019-2020 Catalog 
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Gender Studies Minor

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Professors: Maureen Dolan, Kimberly Jensen, Robin Smith


Explores scholarship on women and gender. Historical and cross-cultural perspectives, critical theory and interdisciplinary approaches are employed to examine questions of gender difference, inequality and exclusion. In keeping with the philosophy of liberal arts education, the goal of gender studies is to better understand and ultimately to transform our lives and the world in which we live.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze how gender roles and ideologies are differently constructed and expressed in different cultures.
  2. Explain the history of patriarchy and analyze the history of efforts to balance its effects.
  3. Explain how race, class, gender and other categories of difference interact in society.

Core Courses

Elective Credits: 16

Choose from at least two divisions.

Total Credits: 27-28


SSC 403 , with a focus on some aspect of gender, is encouraged. Also, minor may include any seminar that focuses on adding content on/by women to the curriculum or that substantially and explicitly addresses gender issues and feminist theory in the treatment of its subject area or a course in which the student has the option of selecting and exploring gender-related topics in the process of developing a special skill, e.g. an advanced writing course.

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