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Gender Studies


This program explores scholarship on women and gender. Historical and cross-cultural perspectives, critical theory, and interdisciplinary approaches are employed to examine questions of gender difference, inequality, and exclusion. In keeping with the philosophy of liberal arts education, the goal of gender studies is to better understand and ultimately transform our lives and the world in which we live. Professors: Maureen Dolan, Kimberly Jensen, Robin Smith.


For more information, contact Dr. Robin Smith 838-8357,


Gender Studies Minor (26-28 Credits)

HST 404 Gender Issues Part I (4)

HST 405 Gender Issues Part II (4)

SOC 360 Sociology of Gender (3)



Choose electives from at least two divisions: (15-18)

Creative Arts

A 405 Art History: Gender in Art (4)

D 310 Women in Dance (3)



HE 367 Human Sexuality (4)



COM 335 Communication and Gender

COM 435 Rhetoric of the Women's Movement

SPAN 445 Hispanic Women Writers



PSY 492/592 Psychology of Women (4)


Social Science

ANTH 370 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective (4)

ANTH 375 Women Anthropologists (4)

CJ 435 Gender, Crime and Justice (4)

HST 445 Women in the Greco Roman World (4)

HST 452 Women & the Family in the Middle Ages (4)

HST 470 Women in Indian Society (4)

HST 471 Women in Japanese Society (4)

HST 472 Women in Chinese Society (4)

HST 481 American Voices (4)

HST 484 Health, Medicine and Gender in Historical Perspective (4)

PS 435 Women in Politics (3)

PS 436/536 Gender and Public Policy (3)

SOC 338 Sociology of the Family (3)

SOC 437 Sociology of Race/Ethnic Relations (3)

SOC 440 Women and Development (3)

SOC 460 Feminist Theories (3)

SSC 201 Introduction to Gender Studies (3)

SSC 403 Research/Internship (1-9)


Note: SSC 201, SSC 403, and SOC 460 are strongle recommended. Also, minor may include any seminar that focuses on adding content on/by women to the curriculum, or that substantially and explicitly addresses gender issues and feminist theory in the treatment of its subject area, or a course in which the student has the option of selecting and exploring gender-related topics in the process of developing a special skill, e.g. an advanced writing course.



Division of Social Sciences 503-838-8288 | or e-mail:
Location: HSS 231