The Gender Studies program provides students the opportunity to study how gender structures our lives, ideas, institutions, society, and cultural practices. As an interdisciplinary program, Gender Studies combines the analytic tools of different disciplines, incorporating both practical and theoretical approaches to understanding how gender functions. The program also addresses how differences in racial, ethnic, class and sexual identity structure the complex nature of gender-based inequity, injustice, and systematic oppression of women.
A minor in Gender Studies offers students insights as to how gender structures their lives, careers, and work environments. It allows students to develop skills in analysis, critical thinking, theoretical understanding, and practical application. Gender Studies seeks to empower women so that they may more successfully face the challenges of the male-dominated business world. A minor in Gender Studies conveys to potential employers that the student has taken initiative to broaden his/her knowledge base and analytic skills.
Requirements for Gender Studies Minor
Complete four courses from the following list:
Gender Studies Courses
CIN 370 Wonder Women
CIN 375 Women and Film
CIN 380 Male Image in American Cinema
COM 390 Riot Girls and Queer Nation: Gender
HI 330 Women, Work, and Family in European Perspective
HI 358 US Women’s History
HI 398 Women and Gender in South Asia
ID 211 Introduction to Gender Studies
ID 260 Sex and American Culture
ID 350 Gender and Organizations
LA 104 Gender and the Law
LIT 334 Women in Literature
LIT 367 African American Women Writers
LIT 369 Sexual identity and Culture
LIT 370 Passing in American Literature
LIT 377 Transgender Literature
LIT 381 Sitcom Nation
MG 228 Managing Diversity in the Workplace
NASE 112 Evolution, Human Genetics and Behavior
PS 333 Gender Psychology
PS 388 Abnormal Psychology
SO 241 Diversity, Minorities and Social Change
SO 271 Self and Society
For more information and an updated list of courses, visit our website.
Director of Gender Studies
Traci Abbott, PhD
All minors must be declared via MyBentley and approved by the coordinator.