Gender Studies Minor

The requirements for a minor in Gender Studies are 21 hours, which must include:

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
GNS 201Introduction to Gender and Diversity Studies3
SY 368Gender and Society3
Select an additional 15 hours (5 courses) from the following: 115
Cultural Anthropology
Women's Literature
LGBTQ+ Literature
History of American Women
Psychology of Gender
Modern Family
Social Psychology
Sociology of Sports
Sociology of Sexualities
Cultural Diversity and Social Justice
Perspectives on Poverty
Total Hours21

Students must complete classes from at least three different programs. For gender studies minors, the respective departments may waive normal prerequisites for the above-listed classes. Students seeking a waiver should confirm with individual departments. For more information, please email the gender studies advisor at or call the History and Foreign Languages Department at 256-782-5632.

Students may also complete up to six hours of the required 18 hours in non-designated courses that have been approved by the Gender Studies committee on a by-contract basis. Students wishing to take non-designated courses for gender studies credit must submit to the gender studies committee a contract for each non-designated course signed by both the instructor of record and the student, detailing how the student will create a gendered curriculum within the established framework of the course and course assignments. Students wishing to submit a proposal for a by-contract course should contact the gender studies advisor for the required form and pertinent information.