The gender studies program is interdisciplinary in nature,drawing upon the considerable expertise of faculty in several colleges acrossthe University.
The major (36 credits) consists of an introductory course ingender studies, four electives in the social sciences, four electives in the humanities,two unrestricted electives, and an internship or independent study as aculminating experience.
The minor is similarly structured as the major, whereby students take an introductory gender studies course, two electives in the social sciences, two electives in the humanities, and one unrestricted elective.
The list of elective courses ensures both breadth anddepth. Students may choose from courses in women's and gender studies, masculinity, andsexuality, most of which are
cross-listed with other programs. Such breadth reflects the strength andflexibility of an interdisciplinary program. Appropriate depth is ensured inthat majors are required to take at least 18 credits at the 300 level or above,and minors are required to take at least three such credits.