The Gender and Sexuality Studies minor seeks to provide students with an understanding of gender's centrality to culture using interdisciplinary approaches. Gender and sexuality studies examines gender across cultures and historical periods while inquiring into the ways these concepts are represented in various forms, including popular culture, the media, literature and the arts.

A minor in gender and sexuality studies can serve as a useful basis for students in criminal justice, social sciences, English, business and public administration, social work and interdisciplinary studies. 

Minor Requirements

Students Must:

  • meet with the minor advisor to determine course selection and complete a study plan
  • complete all of the courses with a grade of C or better.

I.  Required Courses (3 Hours)

GNSX 2100 Introduction to Gender Studies (3)

II.  Selectives (15 Hours)

Students must select with the assistance of the minor advisor five courses from the following:

ART 4518 Women Artists (3)

COMS 4750 Critical Gender and Sexualities (3)

COMS 4350 Gender and Communication (3)

CJUS 4500 Race, Gender and the Justice System (3)

ENGL 4387 Exploding the Barriers in Race, Class and Gender (3)

HIST 4410 Black Women in American History (3)

HIST 4500 Women in American History (3)

MCOM 4560 Women in the Media (3)

SOCS 4575 Women and Social Action (3) 

In addition to the above, relevant offerings of the following Special Topics Courses may be used for the selectives with the minor advisor's approval: COMS 4090, CJUS 5500, ENGL 4080, MCOM 4070, POLS 5000 and SOC 4000.

Advisor Information

Jason Zingsheim
Assistant Professor