This minor offers students the opportunity to think critically about the meaning and expression of gender and sexuality in everyday life, culture, and institutions. Students will develop a historical awareness of the role of feminism as well as LGBTQIA+ movements in both local and global contexts. This history and the more contemporary lived practices of sex, gender, and sexual orientation will be contextualized in relation to other categories of difference. After completing the minor, students will be more versed in imagining effective ways to combat inequity and foster transformations of identities and social roles.
The minor consists of four courses (16 credits). The core course, IN 200: Feminisms, or SO 206: Gender in a Global Perspective is required. The remaining 12 credits are chosen from the following courses, at least one of which must be at the 300 or 400 level.