Gender Studies

About the Minor in Gender Studies

NVU-Johnson's popular gender studies minor combines courses in various departments, so students can examine the issue of gender from different perspectives. The minor is designed to engage men and women in a wide-ranging exploration that combines historical and contemporary analysis of issues and problems.

Traditionally focused on women’s and feminist issues, gender studies today includes people who identify as LBGTQ and perspectives of heterosexual males. You will study topics such as the social construction and role of gender within various societies, women’s historical and contemporary experiences, and multiple social identities. You'll also gain a foundation for understanding the social, intellectual, cultural, and political forces that shape our personal and professional lives.

The minor is well-suited for students in any major but is especially appropriate if you're pursuing a career in counseling, humanities, law, or the social sciences.