By bringing together courses from across the university, the Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies encourages you to think critically about the significance of gender and sexuality in art, in history, in society and in our daily lives. These courses help you develop gender literacy as a central component of civic engagement.
When you graduate with a Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies, you will be well positioned as a critical thinker and engaged citizen. Your training will showcase skills ranging from fluency in various styles of communication and presentation to creative problem solving, enabling you to speak confidently across a range of contemporary social issues.
Students who could benefit are those:
- Considering careers in journalism, law, law enforcement or politics
- Interested in social justice and advocacy work
- Pursuing work in social services or healthcare
- Considering research work and/or the field of library science
- With an affinity for art, music, writing and/or film
- Interested a career in teaching or in higher education
For questions about the minor, contact the Gender and Sexuality Studies minor coordinator, Assistant Professor Natalie Jolly.
Declare your minor by completing the Request to Declare/Change a Major or Minor form and submitting it to the Office of the Registrar. You must have earned a minimum of 45 credits and declared a major before declaring a minor. Please see your advisor for answers about declaring a minor.
Gender and Sexuality Studies minor course requirements
All minors must be completed with a 2.0 minor GPA. Please see an advisor for more details.
Students must complete 25 credit hours, with 10 credits from the required courses list and 15 credits of elective courses. At least 10 credits of course work must be upper-division (300- and 400-level).
Only 10 credits of courses may count towards both this minor and your major. Contact an advisor for more information.
Required Courses (10 credits)
Options for Remaining Credits (15 credits)
- TAMST 430 Queer Performances
- TAMST 440 Gender and American Childhood
- TARTS 203 Body Image and Art
- TARTS 360 Women Artists from the Renaissance to the Present
- TCOM 444 Gender, Ethnicity, Class and the Media
- TCRIM 352 Women in the Criminal Justice System
- TCRIM 375 Men, Masculinities, and Criminal Justice
- TECON 320 Gender and Development
- TEGL 301 Introduction to Indigenous Women and Feminism
- TEGL 340 Intersections: Race, Gender and Sexuality in a Global Perspective
- TEGL 380 Gender and Sexuality Across Cultural and Historical Contexts
- TFILM 486 Feminist Perspectives in Film and Literature
- TFILM 488 Gender and Sexuality in Film
- TGEOG 420 Gender, Space and Culture
- TLAW 348 Gender and Law (formerly TPOLS 348)
- TLAX 462 Women in Latin America (formerly THISP 462)
- TLAX 476 Latin American Women Writers (formerly THISP 476)
- TLIT 324 African American Women's Literature
- TLIT 388 Cross Cultural Studies in Contemporary Women's Fiction
- TLIT 431 Contemporary Native American Women's Literature
- TLIT 476 American Women's Literature: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Texts
- TPSYCH 202 Human Sexuality
- TPSYCH 320 Race, Class, and Gender Contexts of Child Development
- TPSYCH 349 Sexual Identities
- TPSYCH 400 Psychology of Women
- TPSYCH 401 Family Violence
- TPSYCH 403 Psychology of Black Women
- TPSYCH 405 Body Image and the Psychology of Appearance
- TPSYCH 431 Sexual Deviance
- TPSYCH 432 Sex Crimes and Sexual Violence
- TSPAN 451 Hispanic Women Writers
- TSOC 434 Women, Race, and Class: Identity and Intergroup Relations
- TSOC 455 The Sociology of Gender
- TSOCWF 354 Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
- TSOCWF 420 Interpersonal Violence and Society
- TURB 314 Gender and the Urban Landscape
- TWOMN 211 Women in Science (formerly TEST 211)
- TWOMN 250 Seminar in Service Learning: A Feminist Approach
- TWOMN 251 Popular Culture and Gender
- TWOMN 302 Research Methods in Women Studies
- TWOMN 345 Women and Work in the United States
- TWOMN 347 History of Women in the United States
- TWOMN 420 Women in the Global Economy
- TWOMN 434 Women's Voices: Transnational Testimonials
- TWOMN 455 Contemporary Theories in Gender and Sexuality Studies
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