University Bulletin 2022-23

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Minor in Gender Studies

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If a minor is required in your degree program, at least 9 (lower and/or upper-division) hours of courses in the minor must be completed at the University.

Core Requirements

  1. Students minoring in Gender Studies must complete a total of 18 semester hours in approved courses.
  2. Students are required to complete two courses in Group 1 and two courses in Group 2.
  3. Minor courses must also represent four different disciplines.
  4. Approved Variable and Special Topics Courses that focus on gender studies can also be taken to complete the 18 semester hour requirement. For information on upcoming variable and special topics courses, consult the Director.
  5. GS 101 Introduction to Gender Studies.
  6. One 400 level course with a focus on gender studies. This can be a GS course (i.e. GS 490) or an approved 400 level course in another discipline.
Gender Studies Courses Course Title
Core Courses
GS 101 Introduction to Gender Studies
GS 290 Special Topics
GS 490 Gender Studies Special Topics
GS 492 Gender Studies Seminar
GS 494 Directed Studies
GS 496 Internship
*Please note that there are frequent offerings in approved special topics. Check course schedule on the Gender Studies website.
Group 1
AFR 101 Introduction to African-American Studies
ARH 480 Women in Art
CA 315 Gender and Communication
EH 207 Literature and Gender
EH 480 Studies in Gender and Literature
HY 377 African American Experiences
HY 456 The Body, Medicine, and Society in Europe
HY 458 Sex, Celibacy, and Marriage in the Christian West
LG 305 Studies in Gender and Writing
Group 2
AN 355 Gender and Anthropology
CJ 372 Gender and Criminal Justice
CJ 403 Sexual Violence
PSC 340 Race, Gender and Politics
PSC 345 Women in Politics
PSY 485 Psychology of Gender
SY 200 Sex, Power & Politics
SY 220 Marriage and the Family
SY 315 African American Families
SY 418 Advanced Family Studies
SY 428 Gender and Society
EDF 300 Gender and International Development
EDF 310 International Development and Education
EDF 315 Education in Diverse Society
EDF 320 Comparative & International Gender & Family
EDF 325 Global Gender
IST 315 Women's Issues in the Workplace and Community
IST 320 Cultural Competency
GRN 272 Gender and Aging
HS 463 Human Sexuality: Some Health Education Perspectives
Gender Studies (251) 460-7373
Director Dr. Claire Cage

Department of Gender Studies website

The Gender Studies Program offers a minor in the interdisciplinary study of contemporary and historical gender theory and gender issues on a global level. The program allows students to acquire depth of knowledge in specific areas of gender-related focus and gender theory, as well as a wide range of research skills and methodologies from across the disciplines. The program offers courses from numerous departments within the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as service learning and community internship opportunities.

Gender Studies deepens students' understanding of areas of study such as historical and contemporary constructions of femininity and masculinity and their representations; sexuality; feminist theory; LGBTQIA+ studies; male and female physiology; gender and health, business and politics; and the intersection of race, class, gender and sexuality. The Gender Studies Program encourages students to become actively engaged in gender-focused research and its practical applications, and provides numerous opportunities for students to interact with faculty members to discuss their current research.

For further information about the program, contact Dr. Claire Cage, Gender Studies Program, Department of History, HUMB 344, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688-0002. Phone (251) 460-7373; E-mail address: