Contact: Andrew Ross, Assistant Professor of History
Office: HU 311
The Gender and Sexuality Studies minor is an interdisciplinary group of courses anchored by a shared commitment to the study of how gender and sexuality shapes our experiences. Students take courses in multiple disciplines to build a program of study that fits within their major and complements their interests and strengths.
The Gender and Sexuality Studies minor is designed to help students of all genders and sexualities bring academic rigor and depth to their academic interests and to help them identify connections between their experiences and the experiences of others throughout history, and across racial/ethnic, economic, and 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. Course topics include Latin American Writers; Psychology of Gender; Sociology of Race, Class, and Gender; Masculinities; Gender, Human Rights and Conflict; Women and Gender in the Middle East; Philosophy and Feminism, among others. Many fulfill the diversity requirement and some fulfill the core. Courses are also available through study abroad. Honors may be earned in the minor.
Gender and sexuality studies courses are helpful to careers and graduate work in law, writing and communications, public policy, non-profit organizations, education, government, and service-oriented professions. The minor also complements and deepens the student's academic major by adding a crucial dimension of the human experience, and attention to diversity and social justice.