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 Gender Studies

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

The goal of the minor in Gender Studies is to provide undergraduate students with an interdisciplinary examination of the factors that influence our notions of male and female, masculine and feminine and the various forms of gender relations under conditions of social transformation and development. As such, the minor builds on existing curricular strengths by fostering intellectual discourse on the nature and role of gender as an analytical category fundamental to the understanding of self, society, history, politics and social change in a cross disciplinary and comparative perspective.

Minor

The minor in Gender Studies is comprised of five courses taken from different disciplines. Four of the five courses making up the minor should be taken from disciplines outside the student's major. Three of the four courses must be taken from the core undergraduate and graduate courses listed below. One of the three must be the course ANTH 360 Gender and Social Change, which provides the students with the common conceptual background which they will need to pursue other courses in the minor. Up to two courses not regularly offered which deal specifically with gender, or upon special petition, special topics courses in which the students have written research papers on some aspect of gender may be taken. Petitions must include copies of the papers which students wrote and are submitted through the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences to the Advisory Committee on Gender Studies which administers the program.

 

Requirements (15 credits):

ANTH

360

Gender, Society and Social Change

 

and four of the following:

ANTH

302

Marriage, Family and Kinship

 

425

Women, Islam and the State

ANTH/PSYCH

407

Psychological Anthropology: Gender and Identity

ARBS

402

Selected Topics: Arab Women Writing

 

423

The Modern Arabic Novel
(When gender is the central concern of the course)

ECLT

345

Literature and Gender

FILM

370

Selected Topics: Both Sides of the Camera

PHIL

224

Self and Society
(When gender is the central concern of the course)

 

390-391

Ethics and Values
(When gender is the central concern of the course)

SOC/ANTH

515

Kins, Friends and Neighbors

 

520

Sex Roles, Gender and Society

 

560

Population Dynamics

THTR

352

Recurrent Themes in Drama
(When gender is the central concern of the course)

 

Selected or special topics courses in any department which have gender as the central concern of the course will be accepted. Some recent offerings include: HIST/MEHT 460 Selected Topics: Gender in Medieval Arab-Muslim Historical Tradition; HIST/MEHT 461 Selected Topics: Marriage and Family in the pre-modern Middle East; HIST/MEHT 462 Selected Topics: Women's History in the Modern Middle East; ANTH 400 Women and Development.

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