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Gender Studies, Minor

Requirements

The Gender Studies minor allows students to study the extent to which gender and gender relations are socially influenced. Students will examine the ways in which conceptions of masculinity and femininity directly impact social and political institutions and practices, cultural expressions (such as art, communication, media, literature, music and film), law, education, business, scientific inquiry, interpersonal relations, sexuality and family. The minor broadens students' understanding of their chosen major and career path while facilitating the recognition of gender dynamics in their own lives.

Total Program Credits: 18

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Completion of 30 hours of credit.
  2. Admitted to a bachelor degree program at UVU 
Discipline Core Requirements: 6 Credits 
  ENGL 2730   Introduction to Gender Studies 3
  ENGL 473R   Topics in Gender Studies 3
Elective Requirements:   12 Credits 
Complete an additional 12 hours of electives. If a course that is not represented on the following list has sufficient gender related content, the student may seek approval from the Gender Studies Coordinator to have the course count toward the minor. 6 credits must be upper-division. 12
  ECFS 3320   Gender Perspectives in Education  (3.0)  
  ENGL 3710   Literature by Women  (3.0)  
  HIST 320G   Women in American History to 1870  (3.0)  
  HIST 321G   Women in American History since 1870  (3.0)  
  HLTH 2800   Human Sexuality  (3.0)  
  HLTH 3240   Womens Health Issues  (3.0)  
  LEGL 3320   Family Law  (3.0)  
  PES 1405   Women's Safety Awareness and Self-Defense  (1.0)  
  PHIL 3150   Philosophical Issues in Feminism  (3.0)  
  PHIL 3160   Gender Values Knowledge and Reality  (3.0)  
  PHIL 3450   Philosophy of Childhood  (3.0)  
  PSY 2800   Human Sexuality  (3.0)  
  PSY 3100   Psychology of Gender  (3.0)  
  SOC 2370   Gender Roles  (3.0)  
  ENGL 217G   Race Class and Gender in US Cinema  (3.0)  
  IDST 4900   Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone  (3.0)  
  IDST 281R   Interdisciplinary Studies Internship  (1.0)  
  IDST 481R   Interdisciplinary Studies Internship  (1.0)  

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above.
  2. Residency hours--minimum of 12 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is intended to be a guide. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2730 Introduction to Gender Studies 3
Gender Studies Elective  (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes: Prerequite of ENGL 2010 or 2020 is required for ENGL 2730;  IDST elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including behavioral science, community health, communications, history, political science, english, philosophy, etc. Students should consult the IDST advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
Gender Studies Elective  (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 3
Notes: IDST elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including behavioral science, community health, communications, history, political science, english, philosophy, etc. Students should consult the IDST advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 473R Topics in Gender Studies 3
Gender Studies Elective  (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes: Prerequisite of ENGL 2010 or 2020 and 2600 are required for ENGL 473R;  IDST elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including behavioral science, community health, communications, history, political science, english, philosophy, etc. Students should consult the IDST advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Gender Studies Elective  (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 3
Notes:  IDST elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including behavioral science, community health, communications, history, political science, english, philosophy, etc. Students should consult the IDST advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
  Degree total: 18

Department

Name:

Interdisciplinary Studies

Location:

LA 114g

Telephone:

801-863-6288

Email:

gosherjo@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/idst

Chair:

John C. Goshert

 
 

Mission Statement

Interdisciplinary Studies provides a framework for supporting innovative, boundary-crossing inquiry among students and faculty across campus as well as in wider intellectual and social communities. IDST coordinates existing multidisciplinary minor and emphasis programs and provides guidance and support as new programs are envisioned and established. IDST programs promote instructional excellence and offer a variety of courses and events that enhance the overall academic experience at Utah Valley University.

 
 

Interdisciplinary Studies

Advisor: Lynne Hetzel


Administrative Support:
Mark Olson

Students who have declared a Bachelor degree may choose to add a minor in the following interdisciplinary areas:

  • American Indian Studies
  • American Studies
  • Chinese Commerce
  • Chinese Studies
  • Cinema Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • Deaf Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Peace & Justice Studies
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian Studies
 
 
  • American Studies
  • Coordinator: Philip Gordon
  • Email: philip.gordon@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-8186
  • Home Department: Communication
  • Office: LC 235

  • Chinese Commerce
  • Coordinator: Hong Pang
  • Email: hong.pang@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-8370
  • Home Department: History and Political Science
  • Office: LA 012R

  • Chinese Studies
  • Coordinator: Sam Liang
  • Email: sliang@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-6266
  • Home Department: Philosophy and Humanities
  • Office: LA 121X

  • Cinema Studies
  • Coordinator: Jans Wager
  • Email: jans.wager@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-8340
  • Home Department: English and Literature
  • Office: LA 114J

  • Classical Studies
  • Coordinator: Michael Shaw
  • Email: shawmi@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-6265
  • Home Department: Philosophy and Humanities
  • Office: LA 121P

  • Deaf Studies
  • Coordinator: Bryan Eldredge
  • Email: bryane@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-8529
  • Home Department: Languages
  • Office: LA 003J

  • Environmental Studies
  • Coordinator: Dan Stephen
  • Email: daniel.stephen@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-8584
  • Home Department: Earth Sciences
  • Office: PS 224

  • Gender Studies
  • Coordinator: Numsiri Kunakemakorn
  • Email: numsirik@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-5469
  • Home Department: Secondary Education
  • Office: ME 112J

  • Peace and Justice Studies
  • Coordinator: Michael Minch
  • Email: mminch@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-7482
  • Home Department: Philosophy and Humanities
  • Office: LA 121H

  • Religious Studies
  • Coordinator: Brian Birch
  • Email: brian.birch@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-6363
  • Home Department: Center for the Study of Ethics
  • Office: LA 109B

  • Russian Studies
  • Coordinator: Frederick White
  • Email: frederick.white@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-8361
  • Home Department: Academic Affairs—Engaged Learning
  • Office: LA 209B
 
 

 

Faculty

Brian Birch(1999)

Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Religious Studies

M.S., Philosophy, University of Utah; Ph.D., Philosophy of Religion & Theology, Claremont Graduate University.

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Bryan Eldredge(1998)

Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Deaf Studies

B.A., English, M.A., Linguistics, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Linguistic Anthropology, University of Iowa.

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Philip Gordon(1999)

Associate Professor

Department: Communication
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, American Studies

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Speech Communications, University of Illinois.

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John Goshert(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Department Chair

B.S., M.A., English, Sonoma State University; Ph.D., English, Purdue University.

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Numsiri Kunakemakorn(2004)

Associate Professor

Department: Secondary Education
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Gender Studies

B.A., English, University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A., Multicultural & International Education, University of San Francisco; M.A., English, Sonoma State University; Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Purdue University.

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Samuel Liang(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Chinese Studies

B.A., Architecture, Anhul Architectural Industry Institute; M.A., History of Architecture, Tongji University, Shanghai; Ph.D., Art History, Binghampton University.

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Michael Minch(2001)

Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Peace and Justice Studies

B.A., History, Grand Canyon College; M.A., Political Philosophy, Ph.D., Political Science, University of Utah; M. Divinity, The Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Hong Pang(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Chinese Commerce

Ph.D., Politics and International Relations, M.A., Economics, University of Southern California; B.A., International Politics, B.A., Economics, Peking University, P.R.China.

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Daniel Stephen(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Environmental Studies

Ph.D., Geology (Invertebrate Paleontology), Texas A & M. University.

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Michael Shaw(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Classical Studies

B.A., Philosophy, Bates College; M.A., Philosophy, Ph.D., Philosophy, Villanova University.

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Jans Wager(1997)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Director

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program

B.A., Distributed Studies (Communication Emphasis), University of Colorado; M.A., German, Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of California.

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Frederick White(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Russian Studies

B.A., Russian Language and Literature, Ohio State University; M.A., Russian Literature, University of Kansas; Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Southern California.

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