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What is the Gender Studies minor?

The Gender Studies minor is an interdisciplinary course of study within which students learn about the complex interplay of biological, social, and cultural influences on women and men.  This program situates gender as an interdisciplinary area of study as well as a social location or identity that is mediated by other complex identities such as race, sexuality, and class (among others).  Therefore, the minor utilizes a liberal studies approach informed by feminist, queer, and critical race theories. 

The Gender Studies minor allows students to investigate and articulate the biological, political, social, historical and cultural repercussions of being gendered beings in a gendered society.

Why should students declare the minor?

Students who complete the requirements for the Gender Studies minor learn useful skills that broaden their understanding of their major course of study across the colleges, expand their ability to apply critical thinking skills in a variety of methodological and theoretical contexts, and create access to various career options.

The required coursework provides students with practical information about the interplay of gender, race, class and sexuality in the U.S. and globally, which empowers graduates of the minor to engage in their rapidly changing worlds with knowledge and confidence.   Furthermore, students develop the ability to identify gendered dynamics in their personal and professional lives.

What is required for the Gender Studies Minor?

The minor requires students to complete 15 hours of interdisciplinary course work, including Introduction to Gender Studies and Human Sexuality.  Beyond this, students are free to take courses ranging from Women in Politics to Literature by Women of Color and International Human Rights.

 


The scheudling of the Gender Studies minor courses change every semester.  On this page you can find a listing of the courses being offered in the upcoming semester.  The list of approved courses can be found HERE (click).



 

Fall 2013

Course Title

Course No.

Day/time

CRN

Instructor

Required or Elective

Biology of Human Sexuality

BSC 2026

MW 5:00–6:15pm

81636

Rosenthal

Required

Introduction to Gender Studies

SYG 2220

TR 11:00 – 12:15pm

81308

James-Sebro

Required

Social Stratification

SYO 3530

T 11:00-1:45

81219

Meij

Elective

History of the Caribbean

LAH 3470

R 5:00-7:45

81125

Foote

Elective

Communication & Gender

COMM 3014

TR 2:00-3:15

80232

Norris

Elective

Perform.  Arts in a Culturally Diverse Society

THE 2430

W 2:00-4:45

81110

Hayford

Elective

Interdisciplinary Topics: Body Functions: Interdisciplinary Explorations of the Body

LIT 3400

TR 2:00-3:15

81806

Mendible

Elective

Literature of Women of Color

LIT 3381

TR 12:30-1:45

80771

Gras

Elective

ST.: History of Sexuality in America


AMH 3930
TR 12:30-1:45 81033 Davey Elective

ST: Feminist Philosophy

 

PHI 3931 R 11:00-1:45 80338 TBA Elective

 

Questions?  Contact the Gender Studies Minor Coordinator: Dr. Kris De Welde, kdewelde@fgcu.edu, 239.590.7191