2018-2019 Academic Catalogs

Gender/Women's Studies

Coordinator: Sarah Aleshire

Minot State University offers both an undergraduate minor and a concentration in Gender/Women’s Studies. The program is an interdisciplinary academic program of study that takes as its focus the history, development, and consequences of culturally acquired sexual identities. Students examine how gender structures our lives, ideas, institutions, society, and cultural practices, and both men and women gain a clearer sense of identity and purpose.

Gender/Women’s Studies provides essential background for many careers, especially those in human services, teaching, law, government, law enforcement, clinical work, social work, public relations, advertising, administration, business, healthcare, and journalism.

Undergraduate research and civic engagement are major foci of our program. Students present papers at professional conferences, publish articles and essays in academic journals, and participate in a variety of other projects. Community partnerships have also been established with local establishments such as the Domestic Violence Center, the YWCA, the women’s NRA chapter, and community clinics, providing students with the opportunity to apply classroom experience to the real world.

Gender/Women's Studies Minor

Required Core
GS 225Intro to Gender/Women's Studies3
COMM 413Gender Communication3
SOC 363Sociology of Gender3
HIST 315History of American Women3
or HIST 352 Medieval & Early Modern Women
Select three of the following: 19
Women in the Visual Arts
Mass Media and Society
Rhetorical Theory
Gender Issues in Criminal Justice
Campus Crime
Victims & Victimology
Introduction to Literary Criticism
History of American Women (If not taken in core.)
Medieval & Early Modern Women (If not taken in core.)
Introduction to Anthropology
Diversity in Families
Culture and Sexuality
Development of Social Welfare
Additional Electives (must meet prior approval)
Film Directors
Major Writers
Contemporary Drama
Total Hours21
1

 Students must take 9 credits and only six may be from the same disciplinary area.

Gender/Women's Studies Concentration

Required Core
GS 225Intro to Gender/Women's Studies3
Select one of the following:3
Sociology of Gender
Gender Communication
Select two of the following: 16
Women in the Visual Arts
Mass Media and Society
Rhetorical Theory
Gender Communication (If not taken in core.)
Gender Issues in Criminal Justice
Campus Crime
Victims & Victimology
Introduction to Literary Criticism
History of American Women
Medieval & Early Modern Women
Diversity in Families
Culture and Sexuality
Sociology of Gender (If not taken in core.)
Development of Social Welfare
Total Hours12