DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY > Undergraduate Studies > Gender Studies
About the Minor
Gender studies is an interdisciplinary field that investigates how gender is embedded in social, cultural, and political relationships. It understands gender as a category of power that intersects with other power relations, including race, class, and sexuality. Courses allow students to develop a deeper understanding of how gender operates, and to transfer the analytical skills they acquire to other courses as well as to their personal and professional lives. The minor combines coursework in English, history, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, economics, and modern languages.
Courses taken to fulfill requirements in other major or minor programs may not be applied to the Gender Studies minor requirements (and vice versa).
Curriculum (54 Units)
The courses listed below are offered with at least general regularity. Participating departments may develop and offer other courses that, while not listed here, are appropriate for the study of gender. Consult the minor advisor to confirm the relevance of unlisted, gender-focused courses.
Required Introductory Courses (18 Units)
Complete one of the following (9 units):
|76-241||Introduction to Gender Studies|
|79-331||Body Politics: Women and Health in America|
and one of the following (9 units)
|79-244||Women in American History|
|79-320||Women, Politics, and Protest|
The minor also offers 27 units of elective intermediate courses and 9 units of elective advanced courses.
For more information about the Gender Studies Minor, please contact the faculty advisor, Kristina Straub. Please visit the English Department in Baker Hall 259 to declare the minor.