Where did today's ideas about "femininity" and "masculinity" originate? How has gender shaped people's experiences, movements, and even major events throughout history?
Our students explore the multiple meanings and roles of gender and how they relate to other social categories like race, class, age, sexuality, religions and nationality. You'll contemplate gender in national and international contexts, developing theoretical and methodological perspectives on the status and experience of men and women.
A minor in gender history gives our students a broader understanding of individuals and societies — preparing them for fulfilling careers in management, law, academia, counseling, education, library, museum or archival work, as well as health care, social services, public administration, writing, publishing and the media.