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Students in the Gender Studies minor are introduced to how one’s gender and sexual identity are formed and how one’s gender or sexuality affects one’s personality, individuality, behavior and opportunities in a given society and around the globe.
After completing the program, students will achieve a more precise understanding of how individuals in diverse cultures learn, negotiate, and accept or resist their gender roles, as well as the importance of gender both historically and in contemporary life.
Additionally, students graduating from the program will be more marketable to graduate schools and more prepared for life in the world of business, science, or academia, where diversity is a part of everyday life. The program includes courses in the fields of communications, criminal justice, English, history, political science, religion, and sociology, as well as two introductory courses in gender theory and social theory.
The minor requires six courses (18 CH) and must be completed with a grade of C minus or higher.
Five additional courses representing at least two academic departments outside the student's major area of study. Available courses that satisfy the minor requirement include: