Division of Humanities
Gender and Sexuality Studies
To inquire about this program:
Jennifer Dixon | 212-774-4861 | E-mail
Gender and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that prepares the student for the analysis of sexual and gendered phenomena. The Gender and Sexuality Studies minor is organized around the idea that systems of sex and gender, as well as the individual experience and expression of them, are historically contingent structures, the study of which must take into account relevant forms of social difference, including, but not limited to, race, class, and nationality. Utilizing feminist and social contructivist approaches, the Gender and Sexuality Studies minor allows the student to study the impact of social, cultural, political and economic organization on the production and experience of systems of sex and gender. The internal logic of the minor requires that students progress from required core courses at the 200- level to more specialized, discipline specific courses at the 300- and 400- levels.
Students from any major may pursue the Gender and Sexuality Studies minor. However, students may not count more that one course toward both their major and minor requirements.
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