Gender Studies Minor

Sharon A. Kowalsky (Program Director:)
Location: Ferguson Social Sciences Building, Room 105, 903.886.5627
General Information:
Gender Studies Minor Web Site:

GDRS 200Introduction to Gender Studies3
GDRS 400Gender Topics3
Select 12, including but not limited to, the following:12
US-World Cultures: Perspectives from Anthropology
GLB/Women and Art
Women Writers
Principles of Sustainability
GLB/Current Issues in Health
Women and Gender in European History
Urban Underworlds
Women, Gender & Sexuality in United States History
Family Law
Psychology of Sexual Behavior
Marriage and Family
Total Hours18

Additional courses with a strong gender component can be approved on an individual basis by the Gender Studies Program Director.

Affiliated Faculty are drawn from across the University.

GDRS 200 - Introduction to Gender Studies
Hours: 3
This interdisciplinary course provides students with an introduction to the theories and methods used in gender studies. Through the examination of a variety of topics, students will explore the ways that gender shapes societies and cultures historically and throughout the world.

GDRS 400 - Gender Topics
Hours: 3
Topics in Gender Studies provides students with the opportunity to explore specific issues or ideas in more depth than afforded by other courses in the minor. Course may be repeated as topics vary.

Sharon A. Kowalsky
Associate Professor and Director of Gender Studies
B.A., Washington University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina.