Gender and Power Studies Minor
*Effective Fall 2020, this minor is being phased out and has a 3-year teach out plan. More information can be found here.
Missouri Western State University offers an interdisciplinary minor in Gender and Power Studies. This minor is intended for those students who have interest in social justice issues and want to learn about the complexities inherent in systems of power (race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability among others). This minor is intended for students who have concentrations in their major disciplines, such as communication, political science, psychology, sociology, or for those who wish to learn more about the complex issues regarding gender and power. The minor will also provide a foundation of study for those students who intend to go on to professional or graduate school in order to study in these areas.
Each student interested in the minor should discuss with his or her major academic advisor which courses best fit that student’s discipline and concentration area as well as which general studies courses need to be chosen to satisfy prerequisites. Students enrolled in the Gender and Power Studies minor will also be assigned an advisor from the Gender and Power Studies Committee. Minor declaration forms will be kept on file by the Director of Gender and Power Studies.
Gender and Power Studies minor requires 18 credits in at least three disciplines with no more than nine hours coming from any one discipline.
|Select eighteen credit hours from the following:||18|
|Civil Rights Law|
|Contemporary Political Philosophy|
|Topics in Ethical Theory|
|Gender and Politics|
|Psychology of Gender|
|Social Inequality and Stratification: Class, Power and Wealth|
|Racial and Ethnic Relations|
|Family and Child Welfare|
Internship: Relevant field experience/practicum/internship arranged through any academic department. 1
Relevant Special Topics Course offered through any academic department. 1
Relevant Independent Study arranged with any full-time faculty member. 1
|Total Credit Hours||18|
May be repeated for credit. Only 3 credit hours of an internship, special topics course, or independent study that is being taken for more than 3 credit hours may be applied to the minor.
For more courses designated as GAP, please contact the faculty member who coordinates the Gender and Power Studies program.
University Graduation Requirements
- Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
- Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and/or general studies requirements.
- Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.