Gender Studies


This program explores scholarship on women and gender. Historical and cross-cultural perspectives, critical theory, and interdisciplinary approaches are employed to examine questions of gender difference, inequality, and exclusion. In keeping with the philosophy of liberal arts education, the goal of gender studies is to better understand and ultimately transform our lives and the world in which we live. Professors: Maureen Dolan, Kimberly Jensen, Robin Smith.


For more information, contact Dr. Robin Smith 838-8357,


Gender Studies Minor (26-28 Credits)

Core: Choose at least three (10-12)

ANTH 370 Women Hold Up Half the Sky (4)

HST 404 Gender Issues in History Part I (4)

HST 405 Gender Issues in History Part II (4)

PS 436 Gender and Public Policy (4)

SOC 360 Sociology of Gender (3)



Electives: Choose from at least two divisions: (16)

Creative Arts

A 405 Art History: Gender in Art (4)



HE 367 Human Sexuality (4)



COM 335 Communication and Gender (4)

COM 435 Rhetoric of the Women’s Movement (4)

COM 436 Gender, Power, and Cultural Production (4)

LIT 383 Gender and Literature (4)

SPAN 445 Hispanic Women Writers (4)



PSY 492 Psychology of Women (4)


Social Science

CJ 435 Gender, Crime and Justice (4)

HST 425 Modern France: Revolution and Napoleon (4)

HST 426 Modern France: 19th Century (4)

HST 427 Modern France: 20th Century (4)

HST 439 Colonial Cultures (4)

HST 440 Gender and Colonialism (4)

HST 445 Postcolonial North Africa (4)

HST 452 Women & the Family in the Middle Ages (4)

HST 471 Women in Japanese Society (4)

HST 472 Women in Chinese Society (4)

HST 481 American Voices (4)

HST 484 Health, Medicine and Gender in Historical Perspective (4)

HST 493 Women in Oregon History (4)

SOC 338 Sociology of the Family (4)

SOC 437 Sociology of Race/Ethnic Relations (3)

SOC 440 Women and Development (3)

SOC 460 Feminist Theories (3)

SSC 403 Field Study (1-9)


Note: SSC 403, with a focus on some aspect of gender, is encouraged. Also, minor may include any seminar that focuses on adding content on/by women to the curriculum, or that substantially and explicitly addresses gender issues and feminist theory in the treatment of its subject area, or a course in which the student has the option of selecting and exploring gender-related topics in the process of developing a special skill, e.g. and advanced writing course.





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