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 must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours in Gender Studies including:

  • 3 credit hours in Gender Studies 1000;
  • 6 credit hours at the 200 level including Gender Studies 2006;
  • 9 credit hours at the 3000 leel including Gender Studies 3005 or Gender Studies 3025, and Gender Studies 3008;
  • 3 credit hours at the 4000 level; and,
  • 3 additional credit hours at the 2000 level or above.

Students declaring a minor in gender Studies are expected to have completed at least 6 credit hours in Gender Studies courses at the 1000 and 2000 level before registering in courses at the 3000 level, and 3 credit hours at the 3000 level before registering in a course at the 4000 level.