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Gender Studies, Minor


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 
  SOC 2370 Sociology of Gender 3
or ENGL 2730 or    Introduction to Gender Studies 3
  SOC 4100   Contemporary Social Theory WE 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
  COMM 207G Introduction to Gender and Communication GI (3)  
  ENGL 217G Race Class and Gender in U S Cinema GI HH (3)  
  COMM 317G Ethnographic Methods for Communication Research GI (3)  
  ENGL 3790 Contemporary LGBTQ Literature (3)  
  SOC 2370 Sociology of Gender (3)  
  HLTH 2800 Human Sexuality SS (3)  
  PSY 2800 Human Sexuality SS (3)  
  PSY 3100 Psychology of Gender (3)  
  PHIL 3150 Philosophical Issues in Feminism (3)  
  PHIL 3160 Gender Values Knowledge and Reality (3)  
  HIST 320G Women in American History to 1870 GI WE (3)  
  HIST 321G Women in American History since 1870 GI (3)  
  HLTH 3240 Womens Health Issues  (3)  
  PHIL 3450 Philosophy of Childhood (3)  
  ENGL 3710 Literature by Women (3)  
  ANTH 3365 Gender and Sexuality (3)  
  ANTH 4310 Kindship and the Family (3)  
  HLTH 440G Health and Diversity GI (3)  

 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 a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
SOC 2370 Sociology of Gender 3
Gender Studies Elective 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
Gender Studies Elective 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
SOC 4100 Contemporary Social Theory WE 3
Gender Studies Elective 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Gender Studies Elective 3
  Semester total: 3
  Degree total: 18


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