Gender & Society

The Gender and Society minor provides students with the tools they need to participate competently in society’s current and ongoing conversation about gender. It illuminates the images of femininity and masculinity that shape cultural representations of gender, offers new insight into human difference and diversity, and enhances individual choice and our common humanity. This minor enhances career preparation in that students will be well suited for jobs with advocacy groups; human rights organizations; environmental and consumer groups; health care; and youth, elderly, and social services.

Minor Requirements

  • IS 200 Approaches to Gender and Society
  • IS 400-level Capstone Project (1-3 credits)
  • 15 credits in a minimum of 3 academic disciplines (12 credits outside the major), choosing from the following: AA 410 Clothing Selection and Behavior, COM 220 Intercultural Communication, EN 230 American Multicultural Literature, EN 340 Major Women Writers, POL 306 Gender and Politics, PSY 110 Human Growth and Development, PSY 220 Social Psychology, PSY 250 Biological Bases of Behavior, PSY 321 Psychology of Gender, SOC 306 Social Class in American Society, SOC 350 Social Justice, SOC 351 Addressing Injustice.