Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Gender Studies

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Gender Studies program (GNDR) offers interdisciplinary courses that explore the making and meaning of gender - femininity and masculinity - across cultures and social formations, past and present. The purpose of the UNC Gender Studies program is to enable participants, as students and lifelong learners, to investigate gender issues through interdisciplinary approaches. We examine various ways in which race/ethnicity, class, sexuality, nationality, age, and ability affect how cultures create structures of gender, power, and inequality.  The program equips participants to understand complexities of identity in the ever-changing context of their personal, political, and social lives. Gender influences human options, conditions, and experiences. Legal, political, economic, cultural, and kinship systems are all profoundly gendered. Deep understanding of gender patterns, dynamics, and biases can enhance the accuracy and scope of work in many fields and gender awareness benefits individuals, communities, and organizations. Our professors are collectively engaged in original, cutting-edge research which they often discuss in class. This makes any course you take well worth it.

Minor Requirements — 18 Credits

Take all of the following courses:

GNDR 240Gender, Race, Class, and SexualityLAB3LAMS

3

GNDR 285Gender in the Contemporary Global OrderLAB3LAIS

3

GNDR 350Feminist Theories

3

Choose 3 -9 credits from the following courses:

Courses should be chosen from among the following and other courses approved by the Gender Studies Committee:

GNDR 300History of Feminism

3

GNDR 316Global Conflict and Gender

3

GNDR 320Gender in Popular Culture

3

GNDR 372Bodies and Power

3

GNDR 380Queer Studies

3

GNDR 414Masculinities

3

GNDR 492Internship

3-6

Choose the remaining credits (up to 6 hours) from the following courses:

GNDR 101Gender and SocietyLAB3LAMS

3

GNDR 395Topics in Gender Studies

3

GNDR 422Directed Studies

1- 3

AFS 102The Black Woman in America

3

ANT 314Anthropology of Sex and Gender Diversity

3

ECON 304Economics of Gender

3

HIST 347United States Women's History to 1877

3

HIST 348United States Women's History Since 1877

3

HIST 391Women, Men, and Gender in Pre-Modern Europe

3

HIST 392Sex and Gender in Modern Europe

3

HUM 231Images of Women in Literature and the ArtsLAA2

3

MAS 395Topics in Gender Issues

3

NURS 200Women's HealthLAB3

3

PSCI 207Women and Politics

3

SOC 221Sociology of GenderLAB3LAMS

3

SOC 304Sociology of Sex Trafficking & Sex Work

3

SOC 423Violence and the Family

3

NOTES: In all cases, a student's program in Gender Studies will be developed individually with each student by the coordinator or other members of the Gender Studies faculty. Each student's program must include at least 6 hours of coursework at the 300-400 level.

Each student should register with the coordinator to receive bulletins about general meetings, special programs scheduled and new courses approved by the Gender Studies Committee.