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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
  COMM 207G Introduction to Gender and Communication (3)  
  ENGL 217G Race Class and Gender in U S Cinema (3)  
  ENGL 317G Ethnographic Methods for Communication Research (3)  
  ENGL 3710  Literature by Women (3)  
  ENGL 3790   Contemporary LGBTQ Literature (3)  
  HIST 320G   Women in American History to 1870 WE (3)  
  HIST 321G   Women in American History since 1870 (3)  
  HLTH 2800   Human Sexuality  (3)  
  HLTH 3240   Womens Health Issues  (3)  
  PHIL 3150   Philosophical Issues in Feminism  (3)  
  PHIL 3160   Gender Values Knowledge and Reality  (3)  
  PHIL 3450   Philosophy of Childhood  (3)  
  PSY 2800   Human Sexuality  (3)  
  PSY 3100   Psychology of Gender  (3)  
  SOC 2370   Sociology of Gender  (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.

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
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
Gender Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 3
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
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Gender Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 3
  Degree total: 18

Department

Philosophy and Humanities

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