Program Overview

In this interdisciplinary minor, you'll examine the subject of gender in both historical and modern contexts, through the lenses of philosophy, literature, politics and anthropology. You’ll draw from a wide range of courses such as Human Sexuality, Gender and the Law, Women and Public Policy and Psychology of Women. You’ll learn how gender intersects with government, business and the criminal justice system in the U.S. and abroad. Studying cultures in both industrialized and developing nations gives you an understanding of how masculinity and femininity are defined in different societies. You’ll gain an understanding of gender, biological sex and sexual orientation, and how these identities intersect with race, class, ethnicity, religion and national origin.