Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Minor
Participating Faculty: John Anderson (CS), Miranda Banks (VMA), Lindsey Beck (IN), MaryEllen Beveridge (WLP), Claudia Castañeda (IN), Angela Cooke-Jackson (CS), Benoit Denizet-Lewis (WLP), Ken Feil (VMA), Maria Koundoura (WLP), Daniela Kukrechtova (WLP), Kristin Lieb (MC), Eileen McBride (IN), Amissa Miller (PA), Cynthia Miller (IN), Yasser Munif (IN), Melinda Robins (J), Jane Shattuc (VMA), Tulasi Srinivas (IN), Sunil Swaroop (IN), Erika Williams (IN)**, Sarah Zaidan (VMA).
The minor offers students the opportunity to think critically about the meaning and expression of gender and sexuality in everyday life, culture, and institutions. Students will develop an historical awareness of the role of feminism as well as LGBTQ movements in both local and global contexts. This history and the more contemporary lived practices of sex, gender, and sexual orientation will be contextualized in relation to other categories of difference. After completing the minor, students will be more versed in imagining effective ways to combat inequity and foster transformations of identities and social roles.
For the Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies minor, at least 16 credit hours in designated courses are required.
For the core course, students may choose one of the following:
|IN 200||Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies|
|SO 206||Gender in a Global Perspective|
For the remaining 12 credits, students may choose from the following courses, at least one of which must be at the 300 or 400 level. (For additional classes always check the semester registration listings):
|IN 117||Women Artists in Cultural Contexts|
|IN 125||Topics in Gender Studies|
|IN 138||Staging American Women: The Culture of the Burlesque|
|IN 154||Power and Privilege|
|IN 230||The Evolution of Queer Identity|
|IN 307||Gender, Sexuality and the Middle East|
|IN 310||Gender, Sexuality and the American Music Industry|
|IN 319||Feminist Cultural Theory*|
|IN 374||Making Space|
|IN 406||Queer Dreams: Politics, Culture, Difference*|
|LI 210||American Women Writers|
|LI 396||International Women Writers|
|LI 436||Cultural Criticism|
|PS 306||Psychology of Prejudice*|
|PS 380||Psychology of Relationships*|
|TH 205||Dress Codes: American Clothes in the 20th Century|
|TH 531||Contemporary Women Playwrights|
|VM 402||Queer Film and Video*|
**Adviser for the minor
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