Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Slippery Rock University

Gender Studies, Minor

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

The Gender Studies Program takes an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning, with courses in numerous departments: English, EGEO, Psychology, History, and Political Science, among others. Relevant to all majors, a minor in Gender Studies prepares students both to interact in a diverse and increasingly global professional world and to understand how our embodied experiences, while personal and individual, are also culturally shaped. In Gender Studies courses, students analyze power structures, gender identities, and culture to promote social change.

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Gender Studies, Minor Program Page

Gender Studies Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Minor GPA: 2.0 or higher

Minor Requirements

  • Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their minor from SRU
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above)
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.
Required Course
GNDR 115Introduction to Gender Studies3
Select five of the following; Six credits must be taken at 300 or 400 level:15
Women in Science
Literature of the Women's Movement
Women and Aging
World Regional Geography
Gender and the Environment
Introduction to the Study of Masculinities
Introduction to Disability Studies
Applied Queer Studies
Gender Studies and Porn Culture
Feminist Perspectives in the Disciplines
Gender Studies Internship
Independent Study
U.S. Manhood and Masculinities
Gender and Sexuality in European Society
History of Women to 1750
Women's Health Issues
Gender Roles and Society
Issues in Asia; Women in Asian Societies
Women and Music
Utopian Experiments: Issues of Gender and Power
Gay and Lesbian Politics
Women and Politics
Psychology of Women, Gender and Culture
Psychology of Sexual and Gender Diversity
Women in Hispanic Literature
Total Hours18

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

This program is effective as of Fall 2020
Revised 8.21.20
UCC 03.24.20