Sep 26, 2020
View information for the Department of Sociology, Gerontology, and Gender Studies , including Learning Objectives for the department and its programs.
This program is designed to provide support to students who wish to specialize in gender issues, and to provide a coherent academic program in Gender Studies which is well integrated with other disciplines and departments. All students are greatly benefited by exposure to analysis and study of the way in which gender affects the various aspects of their lives, including their careers and the way in which careers impact home and leisure.
The Gender Studies minor examines the roles of men and women in modern society. The core courses include those that focus on women’s studies and on gender issues in our society. Electives examine gender roles within the context of other topics. These courses provide supporting background and assist the student in integrating the interdisciplinary minor with career goals.
Many GEND courses are cross-listed, meaning they are the same as courses in other disciplines; view the course descriptions to determine cross-listings (e.g., “Same as ETHS 3200”). Students may register for these courses under either name.
To qualify for this academic minor, students must complete the required number of units with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (C).
1. Complete the following core course:
2. Select ONE of the following:
3. Select 6 additional units from the following core courses:
- GEND 2020 - Women’s and Feminist Activism 3 unit(s)
- GEND 2040 - Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies 3 unit(s)
- GEND 2500 - Women’s Lives and Sustainable Happiness 3 unit(s)
- GEND 3000 - Contemporary Gender Studies Research 3 unit(s)
- GEND 3560 - Society and Sexuality 3 unit(s)
- GEND 4100 - Gender and Education 3 unit(s)
- GEND 4110 - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Issues in Education 3 unit(s)
- GEND 4150 - Gender and Ethnicity in Children’s Literature and Culture 3 unit(s) or
- ETHS 4150 - Gender and Ethnicity in Children’s Literature and Culture 3 unit(s)
- GEND 4170 - Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Culture 3 unit(s)
- GEND 4200 - Gender Theory 3 unit(s)
- GEND 4220 - Gender, Environment and Sustainability 3 unit(s)
- GEND 4250 - Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Film (WP) 3 unit(s)
- GEND 4304 - Women’s Spirituality 3 unit(s)
- GEND 4800 - Transgender Theory and Policy 3 unit(s)
- GEND 4940 - Gender Studies Internship 1-4 unit(s)
- GEND 4930 - Studies in Activism: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality 3 unit(s) *
- GEND 4950 - Selected Topics in Gender Studies 1-5 unit(s)
- GEND 4980 - Individual Study 1-4 unit(s)
4. Select 6 units of electives with a GEND designation or cross-listed with Gender Studies.
Additional courses may be included in the minor if approved by the Director of Gender Studies. Courses listed in the core but not used as part of the 12-unit requirement may be selected as electives. Approved courses currently include:
*Repeated enrollments in these courses may be included in the Minor if approved by the Director of Gender Studies.