Carnegie Mellon University

Gender Studies Minor

Contacts: 

Lisa Tetrault, Faculty Advisor
Baker Hall 252
 
Laura E. Donaldson, Undergraduate Academic Coordinator
Baker Hall 259
 
Gender studies is an interdisciplinary field that investigates how gender is embedded in social, cultural, and political relationships. It understands gender as a category of power that intersects with other power relations, including race, class, and sexuality.

Courses allow students to develop a deeper understanding of how gender operates, and to transfer the analytical skills they acquire to other courses as well as to their personal and professional lives. The minor combines coursework in English, history, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, economics, and modern languages.

Courses taken to fulfill requirements in other major or minor programs may not be applied to the Gender Studies minor requirements (and vice versa).

Gender Studies Minor (54 Units)

COMPLETE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED COURSES (9 UNITS).

Course # Course Title Units
76-241 Introduction to Gender Studies 9
79-320 Women, Politics, and Protest 9
79-331 Body Politics: Women and Health in America 9

COMPLETE 5 OR MORE ADDITIONAL COURSES TOTALING AT LEAST 45 UNITS.

See examples below, but other courses may fulfill this requirement.*

* Consult with Gender Studies Minor Advisor Professor Lisa Tetrault at tetrault@andrew.cmu.edu.

**If not taken as a requirement.

Course # Course Title Units
76-205 Jane Austen 9
76-311 Acting Out in the London Theatre 9
76-327 Influential Women Writers 9
76-329 Unruly Women in Early Modern Drama 9
76-341 Gender and Sexuality in Performance 9
76-353 Transnational Feminisms: Fiction and Film 9
76-412 Performance and 18th Century Theatrical Culture 9
76-422 Gender and Sexuality Studies 4.5
76-441 Theorizing Sexuality 9
79-222 Between Revolutions: The Development of Modern Latin America 9
79-244 Women in American History 9
79-320 Women, Politics, and Protest ** 9
79-323 Family, Gender, and Sexuality in European History, 500-1800 9
79-324 #MeToo: Naming and Resisting Gender Violence 6
79-325 U.S. Gay and Lesbian History 6
79-327 Modern Girlhood: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives 6
79-331 Body Politics: Women and Health in America ** 9
79-333 Sex, Gender & Anthropology 9
79-391 Stardom, Gender, and American Film 9
80-224 Race, Gender and Science 9
82-300 Topics in Cross-Cultural Studies 9
84-312 Gender and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa 6
85-350 Psychology of Prejudice 9
85-446 Psychology of Gender 9

see spring 2019 gender studies minor courses


To declare the Gender Studies Minor, please make an appointment with Laura E. Donaldson, Undergraduate Academic Coordinator.