The Gender Studies Minor

Required Courses: 6 hours

GENS 150: The Naked Person!
An introduction course which explores the different layers of gender, tension between women and men, different groups, and people's quest to find an identity.
PSYC 150 : Human Sexuality
An introduction to the study of human sexuality including a review of sexual behavior, orientation, and identity. Recently modified to include gender, biology, and brain development.

Elective Courses: 12 hours (no more than two from any one division)

GENS 350: Gender in the Workplace
Increase student awareness of the contemporary US workplace and a variety of gender issues that arise. Develop strategies to deal with these problems.
ECON 325: The Economics of Gender
The economic analysis of the causes and the effects of gender differences in labor force participation, employment, earnings, charitable contributions, housework, childcare, education, etc. Historical trends as well as current gender differences in the world are also discussed.
POLS 306: Women and US Politics
Introduces students to experience the behavior of women in American political life. Gender differences in political socialization, political attitudes, and voting behavior. Experiences of women in political leadership roles and public policy issues of special concern to women.
PSYC 225: Psychology of Gender
Review of empirical and theorectical literature addressing gender differences between sexes. Development of gender roles and degree to which gender is independent of sex. May include historical review of psychological theories of gender and those experiences that are unique to each sex.

ENGL 362: Gender and Dracula
Reading such novels as Rider Haggard's She, Stephenson's Doctor Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde, Wyles' Picture of Dorian Grey, and Stoker's Dracula we examine the rise of the New Woman and male anxiety at the fin-de-siecle.
RELI/HIST 303: Women in Judeo-Christian Tradition
Status of women in history of Christianity from biblical times to present.
PHIL 241: Philosophy of Sex and Love
Issues concerning nature, forms and value of love, as well as its relation to such things as friendship, infatuations, sexual desire, marriage, and family. Selections from writings of prominent thinkers from Plato and Aristotle to Freud and Fromm form the textual basis.
PHIL 232: Gender in Philosophy
Philosophical theories of sex/gender: men's and women's natures, roles, and virtues. Selection of writings from the ancient period to the present.
LING 232: Language, Gender, and Culture
Gender patterns in language use and how these reflect cultural presupposistions about men's and women's roles. Gender patterns in American English as well as in other languages and cultures will be examined. Offered alternate years.
GENS 325: American Leaders in Gender Issues
Examines the writings and lives of American Leaders in Gender Issues from the Seneca Falls Convention through the present. Also an introduction to the history and lives of the leaders of America's Gay Movement.
HIST 329: European Feminism and European Tradition
Revolutionary movements in Europe since 1789 and development of feminist movement. Sociobiographical approach focusing on such individuals as Mary Wollstonecraft, Flora Tristan, and Claire Lacombe and on such movements as Saint-Simonianism.
CHIN 370
This course is to introduce students to selected films produced in East Asian countries and regions and to examine these films' view and criticism of Chinese and Japanese traditions and modernity, as well as issues of women, identity, and nationalism. Students will develop an
appreciation of esthetic anc cultural values of East Asia and an understanding of recent Chinese Japanese history in the context of the social and political forces depict ted in these engaging films and assigned readings.
GEND 380: Sex and Power
Through films and drama this course examines the connection between women, men, sex, and power, to include both examples of women & men who historically used sex as a means of advancing their goals and also those men and women who have been victimized by exploitation of their sexuality.

ARTH 373: Women in the Visual Arts
Women as subject by masculine and feminine artists and women as artists.
HIST/COMM 319: Notable American Women
Communication skills and leadership qualities of outstanding American women from nation's founding to present. Not a performance course.