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Women & Gender Studies Minor/BIS

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Coordinator: Dr. Melina Alexander
Location: Lindquist Hall Room 336
Telephone Contact: Roe Schoof 801-626-7627

Women & Gender Studies is a minor program, and Bachelor of Integrated Studies area of emphasis, which offers interdisciplinary, scholarly perspectives on the formation of gender and its critical intersections with other relations of power such as sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, nationality, religion, and age.

Faculty and students address questions within the context of a transnational world and from different disciplines, such as, but not limited to, history, literature, sociology, communication, psychology, criminal justice, social work, political sciences, and cultural studies.

  • Program Prerequisite: A student’s program of study for the Women & Gender Studies Minor must be approved by the Women & Gender Studies Coordinator.
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better is required for all courses used toward the minor (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable.)
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 18 credit hours is required for this minor, 12 credits from core courses and 6 from electives.
  • Program Code: 7048
  • CIPC: 050207

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of foundational and contemporary research and theoretical literature in the field of Women and Gender Studies.
    • Read, understand, and evaluate feminist theories and scholarship.
    • Identify, compare, and evaluate culturally and historically specific constructions of gender.
    • Articulate the ways in which systems of power, privilege, and oppression shape our experiences as individuals and members of communities.
  • Students will apply their knowledge of women and gender studies.
    • Apply knowledge of women and gender studies by analyzing current social and political situations from those perspectives.


Women & Gender Studies Course Descriptions  

Course Requirements for Minor

Electives (6 credit hours)

A total of 6 credit hours of electives chosen in consultation with the Women and Gender Studies Coordinator. Electives may include up to 3 credit hours of Directed Readings.


Should other courses relating specifically to Women or Gender Studies, either of an experimental or of a permanent nature, be added to the curriculum, these courses will be accepted as electives for the Women and Gender Studies Minor Program.

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