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.
Program Requirements

A minor in gender history consists of five courses. 

One or two courses should be at the introductory level to gain a general understanding of historical methods, regional contexts, narrative, and chronology. 

The remaining three or four specialized upper-level courses in gender history should be selected from the following list: HIST 204, HIST 207, HIST 215, HIST 216, HIST 219, HIST 230, and HIST 360.

Faculty
    Laura Prieto
    • Laura Prieto
    • Professor, History / Women's and Gender Studies
    • Phone: 617-521-2253
    • Office: C319F
    Stephen Berry
    • Stephen Berry
    • Associate Professor of History
    • Phone: 617-521-2272
    • Office: C319C
    Zhigang Liu
    • Zhigang Liu
    • Associate Professor of History
    • Phone: 617-521-2238
    • Office: C319B
    Steve Ortega
    • Stephen Ortega
    • Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in History/Archives Management
    • Phone: 617-521-2251
    • Office: C319E
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