Program at a Glance

  • Program Credits

    18 credits
    • Major/Concentration: 18
  • Accreditation

    WSCUC

The completion of the gender studies minor requires 18 credits, 6 of which must be unique to the minor. The program includes for a range of gender-related elective courses in anthropology, sociology, psychology and literature.


Courses

Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements, see the course catalog.

Core Courses

The dynamics of male and female roles in Western, non-Western and biblical cultures. Focus on responsibilities, obligations, expectations, leadership and interrelationships as they relate to the society as a whole.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Independent student research and writing in addition to a seminar style classroom atmosphere for the study of selected texts and/or topics from either or both testaments, thematically arranged to emphasize biblical, historical and/or systematic theology. Notes: May be taken multiple times for credit with different content.
Prerequisites: BBST 251, BBST 254.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Examines gender as an organizing principle in societies at all levels. The course explores the key theoretical approaches to sociology of gender and explains how historical, economic, and political trends impact gender and gender identity, as well as the impact of gender on various social institutions such as the family, government, the workplace, education, and the criminal justice system.
Prerequisites: SOCI 220.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Elective Courses

Examination of a variety of issues related to gender. Topics may include gender and communication, globalization and gender, feminization of poverty, representation of gender, etc. Notes: May be taken for a total of 6 credits with different content.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Cross-cultural study of the basic human groups of family, kin and community, examining marriage patterns and gender roles within families.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Studies in general areas of literary interest such as film and literature, science fiction and folklore or in such specific literary topics as women's literature or life writings.
Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or ENGL 112; ENGL 113; one 200-level course; one 300-level course.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Applied studies of literature using selected theoretical methodologies.
Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or ENGL 112; ENGL 113; one 200-level course; and 390.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Studies in a specific literary genre such as, poetry, drama, the novel and film.
Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or ENGL 112; ENGL 113; one 200-level course; one 300-level course.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

This course explores a wide variety of psychological issues that concern gender, including sex-related differences, life events unique to gender and gender experiences (e.g., women's experiences in areas that are generally viewed from a male perspective). Also included is the impact of ethnicity and class on gender issues.

Reading, research and discussion of selected topics in the field of psychology.
Prerequisites: Prerequisites may vary. Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Psychology - UG Department; and Undergraduate Level.

Christian and sociological perspectives on marriage, dating, sexuality and child rearing. Analysis of the family as a social institution as well as practical strategies for building a Christian family.
Prerequisites: SOCI 220.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Examination of the basic dimensions of inequality in contemporary American society, how inequality is patterned by race, class and gender, and the effects of inequality on life chances and lifestyles. International comparisons of systems of inequality also examined.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Variable offering depending on professor, to include a critical analysis of selected topics of current interest.
Prerequisites: SOCI 220.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.