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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)  
  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   Sociology of Gender  (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 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.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

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: Prerequisite of ENGL 2010 or ENGL 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 ENGL 2020 and ENGL 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:

Philosophy & Humanities

Location:

CB 507 (PHIL) & CB 211 (HUM)

Telephone:

801-863-8352 & 801-863-6284

Email:

 

Web Address:

uvu.edu/philhum

Chair:

Leslie Simon

 
 

Mission Statement

The UVU Department of Philosophy and Humanities is committed to the idea that logic and critical thinking are the core of all academic disciplines. The department engages in the critical study of the intellectual and creative underpinnings of the liberal arts curriculum. The humanities reflect on and interact with those creative enterprises that make us most human: art, architecture, music, and poetry. Philosophy engages theoretical and practical questions about reality and human experience in the life-long pursuit of truth and understanding.

In keeping with the democratic ideal of an educated citizenship, the department aims to provide the highest quality educational experience to prepare students for an increasingly complex and intellectually demanding society. The free exploration of ideas will expose students to a variety of perspectives on important issues; the critical examination of those ideas will impart the skills of reflection and decision-making.

The department seeks to develop in its students a set of skills and knowledge that is useful for all forms of reflection and investigation, relevant and transferable to myriad professions, and promoting of lifelong learning and intercultural awareness. The department focuses on the following: developing the practical skills of critical analysis and problem solving, and the reflection on one’s own ethics, values and beliefs; developing the skills of communication, through effective speech and clear, rigorous writing; imparting a wide variety of content, including knowledge of the history of philosophy and the humanities, an appreciation and understanding of human diversity, and a connection of these topics to practical life; imparting the basic values of the liberal arts, including self-reflectiveness, intellectual curiosity, and creativity.

 
 

Philosophy & Humanities

  • Department Chair: Leslie Simon
  • Office: CB 507b
  • Telephone: 801-863-8128
  • Associate Chair: Shannon Mussett
  • Office: CB 507f
  • Telephone: 801-863-6264
  • Director of Humanities: Kim Abunuwara
  • Office: CB 311e
  • Telephone: 801-863-6266
  • Advisor:  Kindra Amott
  • Office: CB 506h
  • Telephone: 801-863-6717
  • Philosophy Front Office:
  • Office: CB 507
  • Telephone: 801-863-8352

 
 

Faculty

Brian Birch(1999)

Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



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

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Thomas Bretz(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., Philosophy/Ethics, Dresden University of Technology; M.A.,,Philosophy, The New School for Social Research; Ph.D., Philosophy, Loyola University.

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Alex Caldiero(2002)

Senior Artist in Residence

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



Artist in Residence/ No degree

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Elaine Englehardt(1980)

Distinguished Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., Journalism, M.A., Communications, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Communications, University of Utah.

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Kristina Gibby(2019)

Lecturer

Department: Philosophy and Humanities
Faculty



BA, Humanities, Brigham Young University, MA, Comparative Studies, Brigham Young University, PhD, Comparative Literature, Louisiana State University,

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Laura Guerrero(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., Philosophy, Willamette University; M.A., Philosophy, University of Hawaii; Ph.D. (ABD), Philosophy, University of New Mexico.

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Jorgen Hansen(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.S., Philosophy, Utah Valley University; M.A., Philosophy, University of California, Riverside.

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Alexandra Karl(2017)

Lecturer

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., Theory and History of Art, B.F.A., Studio Art, University of Ottawa; M.A., History of Art, Ludwig-Maimillians Universitat; Ph.D., History of Art, University of Cambridge.

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Pierre Lamarche(2000)

Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., Physics, University of Toronto; M.A., Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Texas.

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Samuel Liang(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



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



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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Karen Mizell(1999)

Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., Philosophy, Incarnate Word College; M.A., Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Oklahoma.

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Shannon Mussett(2003)

Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



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

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Christopher Nguyen(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., Philosophy, Harvard University; Ph.D., Philosophy, University of California.

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R. Potter(2000)

Associate Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., Philosophy, Brigham Young University; M.A., Philosophy, Florida State University; M.A., Philosophy, University of Notre Dame.

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Michaela Sawyer(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



M.A., English, Washington University; M.A., American Studies, Heinrich-Heine University; Ph.D., English, Washington University.

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Michael Shaw(2003)

Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



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

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Leslie Simon(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Department Chair, Faculty



B.A., English Literature, Texas A&M University; M.A., Ph.D., English & Literature, Boston University.

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Eric Stencil(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., Philosophy & History, Bowling Green State University; M.A., Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Christine Weigel(2002)

Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., Philosophy, B.M., Music Performance, Lawrence University; M.A., Ph.D., Philosophy, Temple University.

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