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Gender and Health Minor

The Gender and Health minor allows students to focus on gender and health across a variety of disciplinary perspectives, all through a critical, feminist lens. Students develop analytical skills as they explore how gender and conceptualizations of health, health care, and health policy intersect. Coursework covers a range of topics, allowing students to engage critically with both domestic and transnational issues while developing nuanced perspectives about the biomedical and social dimensions of health. 

Students interested in learning more the minor should attend an Information Session, held throughout the academic year in Lane Hall; students can also declare the minor at these sessions. 

Requirements

The Gender and Health minor requires students to take five courses totalling at least 15 credits. Students are encouraged to consult with a department advisor for additional information, and should consult the worksheet for minor requirements when planning their program. 

Foundational Course

All minors are required to take Women's Studies 220: Perspectives in Women's Health, which exposes students to issues of women's health from feminist and sociocultural perspectives. 

Electives

Electives are used to fulfill the remaining requirements for the minor. No more than two electives can be at the 200 level, and at least one course must be at the 400 level.

Please consult the links to the right for information about which courses count as electives. 

Seminar Requirement

At least one of the electives that students use for the minor must be a seminar. 

Please consult the links to the right for information about which courses count towards this requirement. 

Transnational, Global, Historical Requirement

At least one of the electives that students use for the minor must be from a transnationa, global, or historical perspective. 

Please consult the links to the right for information about which courses count towards each requirement. 

A Note Regarding LSA Minor Policies

Students may use only one course to meet requirements for both a major and minor. Courses in the minor may, however, be used for LSA distribution requirements (SS, HU, etc.). Please see the LSA policies on academic minors for more information.