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Minor Program

The Minor in Gender Studies is a multi-disciplinary program offered to candidates for the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Cooperative), Bachelor of Business Administration, and the physical education and recreation degrees offered by the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation.

The objective of the program is to examine critically how gender shapes our identities, our social interactions and our world. Students are exposed to interdisciplinary perspectives and encouraged to develop a framework for thinking about power relations connected to gender, race, class, sexuality, ability, age and nationality. Attention is also paid to existing and emerging feminist debates and issues.

Minor Program of Study

Students who minor in Gender Studies shall complete a minimum of 24 credit hours in courses that includes the following:

  • Gender Studies 1000, Gender Studies 3005 or Gender Studies 3025, and Gender Studies 4000.
  • A minimum of 15 credit hours in courses from the Gender Studies Elective Courses, taken in at least three different subject areas. One of these courses may be selected topics or directed readings in any subject relevant to the minor program.
  • A selected topics course or directed reading course included in the student's minor program must be approved in advance by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Head of the Department.
  • Nor more than three (3) credit hours in courses in the students major program may be used to satisfy the requirements of the minor in Gender Studies.
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