Jul 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Gender Studies Minor

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An interdisciplinary minor offered by the departments of Communication, English, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, and Sociology. The objective of the minor is to enable students to develop the conceptual tools and the empirical background for studying the cultural significance of gender, the development of feminist perspectives, and the application of feminist perspectives within traditional academic disciplines.

Program Requirements

Required Electives (15 cr)

The Gender Studies minor is available by completing 18 credits. This is accomplished by the successful completion of one required introductory course (GS 100 ) and at least 15 additional credits of electives from among the following courses:

Additional Program Requirements

In the event that a special topics course focusing on gender is offered, it may be considered as a partial fulfillment (three credits) of the minor requirements, upon the recommendation of the Program Coordinator of the Gender Studies Minor.

Students may be admitted to the minor by consulting with the Program Coordinator. Students may be admitted to the minor at any time during their tenure at SVSU as long as they can demonstrate a commitment to fulfilling the requirements.

Transfer credit may be granted for up to six credits or equivalent from other institutions, on the recommendation of the Program Coordinator and approval of the Dean of Arts & Behavioral Sciences. A minimum grade point average of 2.00 (“C”) is required for graduation. No “D” or “F” may be counted toward the degree. Students earning a “C,” “D,” or “F” may repeat a course only one time and the second grade will become official.

If the cumulative GPA falls below 2.00 at any time after accumulation of nine credits in the minor, or if the student has accumulated six credits of “D” or “F” grades the second time the courses are taken, the student may be dismissed from the program.

Students admitted into the program will be assigned an advisor from among the faculty members with a permanent course in the program, on the basis of mutual agreement between the student and the advisor. Advisors may be changed at the request of the student and/or the advisor. The advisor will approve the student’s application for graduation in the minor.

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