Contact: Amanda Konradi, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Office: Beatty 313
The interdisciplinary minor in Gender Studies is designed to help students bring academic rigor and depth to their interests in gender and sexualities, and to help students identify connections between their own experiences and the gendered experiences of others throughout history and across cultural contexts. Students can take courses in a wide range of departments on campus to build a minor that fits with their interests and strengths. Courses include Latin American Writers; Psychology of Gender; Sociology of Race Class, and Gender; Masculinities; Gender, Human Rights and Conflict; Women and Gender in the Arab World, among others. Many courses are designated diversity courses and some also fulfill the core. Courses may be taken abroad to fulfill some minor requirements.
The gender studies minor prepares students to enter a number of graduate programs, including women's studies, law school, social science, and humanities programs. Most important, the gender studies minor allows students majoring in various disciplines to come together and express different viewpoints and ways of thinking on a common subject.