How Can I Do This?

Because the Gender Studies curriculum is interdisciplinary, students take courses that fulfill a wide range of College and University requirements for undergraduate education. Under the new core curriculum introduced in 2018, this flexibility allows students in any College or major to complete a Gender Studies major or minor while simultaneously making progress toward their primary degree.

Below are sample course plans for combining a Gender Studies major or minor with primary majors in Engineering, Science, Business, and Arts & Letters. The courses listed here are only a handful of the dozens of Gender Studies courses available for students to choose from.

"Gender Studies became the perfect intersection of my many fields of study. The interdisciplinary nature of the program never fails to teach me a new way of looking at things."

 

—Rae Moors '15

To learn more about declaring or completing your Gender Studies degree program, contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Sample Course Plans

Sample Plan 1, Engineering

Major: Electrical Engineering
Minor: Gender Studies 

Semester Course Core requirement fulfilled
01 Fall GSC 10001 Introduction to Gender Studies Liberal Arts 6, Integration
01 Spring GSC 20466 Marriage and the Family Liberal Arts 5, Social Science
02 Fall GSC 30541 Gender & Popular Culture Liberal Arts 4, Arts & Literature
02 Spring    
03 Fall GSC 40001 Perspectives on Gender  
03 Spring    
04 Fall GSC 43515 Philosophy, Gender, and Feminism Philosophy 2
04 Spring GSC 30637 Sex and Power in Irish Lit Writing Intensive

Sample Plan 2, Science

Major: Environmental Science
Minor: Gender Studies

Semester Course Core requirement fulfilled
01 Fall    
01 Spring    
02 Fall    
02 Spring GSC 10001 Introduction to Gender Studies Liberal Arts 6, Integration
03 Fall GSC 20644 Feminist Philosophy & Science Fiction Philosophy 2
03 Spring GSC 30641 Faith and Feminism Catholicism and the Disciplines
04 Fall GSC 40001 Perspectives on Gender  
04 Spring GSC 43607 LGBT in the 20th Century US Liberal Arts 5, History

Sample Plan 3, Business

Major: Business Analytics
Supplementary Major: Gender Studies

Semester Course Core requirement fulfilled
01 Fall GSC 10001 Introduction to Gender Studies Liberal Arts 6, Integration
01 Spring GSC 20521 Anthropology of Human Sexuality Liberal Arts 5, Social Science
02 Fall GSC 20102 Theories of Sexual Difference Philosophy 2
02 Spring GSC 30637 Sex and Power in Irish Lit Writing Intensive
03 Fall GSC 40001 Perspectives on Gender  
03 Spring GSC 40531 Media and Identity Liberal Arts 4, Arts & Lit
04 Fall GSC 48000 Capstone Essay  
04 Spring GSC 40536 Crime, Heredity, Insanity Liberal Arts 5 History

Sample Plan 4, Arts & Letters

First Primary Major: Philosophy
Second Primary Major: Gender Studies

Semester Course University requirement College requirement
01 Fall GSC 10001 Introduction to Gender Studies Liberal Arts 6, Integration  
01 Spring GSC 20528 Race and Racism Liberal Arts 5, Social Science  
02 Fall GSC 30537 Fashioning American Identities   History
02 Spring GSC 30637 Sex and Power in Irish Lit
GSC 30546 Catholics in America
Writing Intensive
Catholicism & the Disciplines

 
03 Fall GSC 40001 Perspectives on Gender    
03 Spring GSC 40526 African American Musicals
GSC 43523 Gender & Sexualities in Family
  Fine Arts
Social Science
04 Fall GSC 48001 Senior Thesis
GSC 40524 Tales of Latina Feminisms

Liberal Arts 4, Arts & Lit
 
04 Spring GSC 48001 Senior Thesis