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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Gender Studies Minor

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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 people of all sexes and genders in modern society. The core courses include those that focus 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.

Core Requirements

To qualify for this academic minor, students must complete the required number of units with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (C).

(12 units)


(6 units)

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.

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