Minor in Gender Studies
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If a minor is required in your degree program, at least 9 (lower and/or upper-division) hours of courses in the minor must be completed at the University.
- Students minoring in Gender Studies must complete a total of 18 semester hours in approved courses.
- Students are required to complete two courses in the Humanities and two courses in Social Sciences.
- Minor courses must also represent four different disciplines.
- Approved Variable and Special Topics Courses that focus on gender studies can also be taken to complete the 18 semester hour requirement. For information on upcoming variable and special topics courses, consult the Director.
- GS 101 Introduction to Gender Studies.
- One 400 level course with a focus on gender studies. This can be a GS course (i.e. GS 490) or an approved 400 level course in another discipline.
|Gender Studies Courses||Course Title|
|GS 101||Introduction to Gender Studies|
|GS 290||Special Topics|
|GS 490||Gender Studies Special Topics|
|GS 492||Gender Studies Seminar|
|GS 494||Directed Studies|
|*Please note that there are frequent offerings in approved special topics. Check course schedule on the Gender Studies website.|
|AFR 101||Introduction to African-American Studies|
|ARH 480||Women in Art|
|EH 207||Literature and Gender|
|EH 480||Studies in Gender and Literature|
|HY 343||Witchcraft and Magic in Medieval and Early Modern Europe|
|HY 377||African American Experiences|
|HY 458||Sex, Celibacy, and Marriage in the Christian West|
|HY 485||History of American Feminist Movements|
|LG 305||Studies in Gender and Writing|
|Social Science Courses|
|AN 355||Gender and Anthropology|
|CA 315||Gender and Communication|
|CJ 372||Gender and Criminal Justice|
|CJ 403||Sexual Violence|
|PSC 340||Race, Gender and Politics|
|PSC 345||Women in Politics|
|PSY 485||Psychology of Gender|
|SY 200||Sex, Power & Politics|
|SY 220||Marriage and the Family|
|SY 315||African American Families|
|SY 418||Advanced Family Studies|
|SY 428||Gender and Society|
|EDF 300||Gender and International Development|
|EDF 310||International Development and Education|
|EDF 315||Education in Diverse Society|
|EDF 320||Comparative & International Gender & Family|
|EDF 325||Global Gender|
|IST 315||Women's Issues in the Workplace and Community|
|IST 320||Cultural Competency|
|GRN 272||Gender and Aging|
|HS 463||Human Sexuality: Some Health Education Perspectives|
|For a description of these courses, please refer to the appropriate departments. For further information about the program contact Dr. Claire Cage, Gender Studies Program, Department of History, HUMB 344, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688-0002. Phone (251) 460-7373; E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gender Studies||(251) 460-7373|
The Gender Studies Program offers a minor in the interdisciplinary study of contemporary and historical gender theory and gender issues on a global level. The program allows students to acquire depth of knowledge in specific areas of gender-related focus and gender theory, as well as a wide range of research skills and methodologies from across the disciplines. The program offers courses from numerous departments within the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as service learning and community internship opportunities.
Gender Studies deepens students' understanding of areas of study such as historical and contemporary constructions of femininity and masculinity and their representations; sexuality; feminist theory; LGBTQIA+ studies; male and female physiology; gender and health, business and politics; and the intersection of race, class, gender and sexuality. The Gender Studies Program encourages students to become actively engaged in gender-focused research and its practical applications, and provides numerous opportunities for students to interact with faculty members to discuss their current research.