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Image is of Honors Day 2008
Julie Bordelon, left,
with Roneshia Clark, recipient of the
Frank F. McDonald Scholarship. Roneshia is majoring in psychology and minoring in gender studies.


The Gender Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that explores the fascinating and complex connections between sex, gender, human sexuality, and sexual orientation. Faculty from such departments as History, Economics, Sociology, English, Philosophy, Communication Studies, Social Work, Management, and Psychology provide students with a wide range of perspectives that greatly enrich a Liberal Arts education. Gender is one of  the most fundamental facts of our existence, and courses in this minor will enhance studentsí understanding of its deep significance. The Gender Studies minor should serve as an excellent complement to any Liberal Arts major.


  • Increase student understanding of the biological, psychological and social dimensions of sex and gender
  • Provide an arena of critical scholarly thought on issues of gender and sexuality without adherence to any particular ideology
  • Allow for the exploration of all relevant gender issues from feminism to studies in masculinity; from issues of homosexuality to traditional family structure. Although many courses do focus on women, the program is Gender Studies, not simply Womenís Studies.

The Gender Studies Minor Prepares Students For...

  • An enriched understanding of themselves and their fellow citizens as gendered beings.
  • Graduate studies in virtually any Liberal Arts field, particularly Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, History, English, Communication Studies, and Social Work.
  • Any career in which a more fully-realized understanding of human complexity is valued.

Summer I 2012

May 9-June 1, 2012

  • SOC 431.301 Gender and Society M-F 10:30-12:50 SOC 431.302 Gender and Society M-F 1:00-3:20

May 9 - June 15, 2012

  • 30356 GNDR 111. 301 C2* Intro to Gender Studies 3 MTWRF 10:30am- 12:30pm LA 2031 Melton, J

  • 30357 GNDR 111. 302 C2* Intro to Gender Studies 3 MTWRF 01:00pm- 03:00pm LA 2029 Choi, E

Fall 2012

  • CMST 402.001 Gender, Communication, and Culture MWF 2:00-2:50 LA 2005

  • CMST 402.002 Gender, Communication, and Culture M 6:00-8:45 LA 2005

  • CRIM 403.001 Violence Against Women TR 3:00-4:15 LA 2003

  • CRIM 403.002 Violence Against Women TR 4:30-5:45 LA 2003

  • ENG 387.001 Women’s Literature and Gender Issues MWF 10:00-10:50 OC 2011

  • ENG 499.001 Seminar: World Literature by Women MWF 9:00-9:50 OC 2025

  • GNDR 111.001 Introduction to Gender Studies MWF 12:00-12:50 OC 2025

  • GNDR 111.002 Introduction to Gender Studies MWF 1:00-1:50 LA 2024

  • GNDR 111.003 Introduction to Gender Studies TR 10:30-11:45 LA 1002

  • GNDR 111.004 Introduction to Gender Studies TR 12:00-1:15 LA 1002

  • GNDR 449.001 Special Topics in Gender: Gender in a Global Context TR 1:30-2:45 LA 2024

  • HIST 311.001 Women and Gender in America MWF 12:00-12:50 RL 0004

  • HIST 498.001 Seminar: Radical Women’s Politics After 1920 MWF 1:00-1:50 RL 0004

  • SOC 261.001 Marriage and Family MWF 9:00-9:50 LA 2032

  • SOC 261.002 Marriage and Family MWF 10:00-10:50 LA 2032

* a core curriculum course under the heading C2 (individual development/social behavior)

** a core curriculum course under the heading D (synthesis: integration and application of knowledge)

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In addition to the departmental degree requirements, a minimum of 50 hours in the University Core Curriculum must be met.


Dr. Steven D. Williams, Associate Professor of Sociology
Director of Gender Studies
Office: LA 3014
Phone: 812 461-5236

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