College of Arts and Sciences
Professor Suzanna Danuta Walters
Affiliated Graduate Faculty
Ph.D. Minor in Gender Studies
(An asterisk [*] denotes associate membership in University Graduate School faculty.)
M. Jeanne Peterson
Martha C. Kraft Professor of Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences
Peg Zeglin Brand Chair in Gender Studies
Judith A. Allen (History), M. Jeanne Peterson (Emerita, History), Suzanna Danuta Walters, Richard Wilk (Gender Studies/Anthropology)
Laurel Cornell (Gender Studies/Sociology), Anne Pyburn (Gender Studies/Anthropology), Stephanie Sanders (Gender Studies/Kinsey Institute)
Peg Zeglin Brand* (Gender Studies/Philosophy), Sara Friedman (Gender Studies/Anthropology), Brenda Weber
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Maryellen Bieder (Spanish and Portuguese), Susan Gubar (English), Karen Hanson (Philosophy), Ellen Ketterson (Biology), Rosemary Lloyd (French and Italian), Lauren Robel (Law), Anya Peterson Royce (Anthropology), Darlene Sadlier (Spanish and Portuguese), Frances Stage (Education), Pamela Walters (Sociology), Mary Jo Weaver (Religious Studies), Susan Williams (Law), William Yarber (HPER), Enid Zimmerman (Education)
Ellen Dwyer (Criminal Justice), Wender Gamber (History), Stephanie Kane (Criminal Justice), Catherine Larson (Spanish and Portuguese), Kathleen Myers* (Spanish and Portuguese), Beverly Stoeltje (Folklore and Ethnomusicology)
Elizabeth Armstrong (Sociology), Claudia Breger (Germanic Studies), Mary L. Gray (Communication and Culture), Radhika Parameswaran* (Journalism)
Professor Suzanna Danuta Walters, Memorial Hall East 130, (812) 855-0101
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The interdisciplinary Ph.D. minor in gender studies offers students an up-to-date, problem-oriented understanding of gender. Masculinity and femininity, often referred to as gender, have evolved throughout history and are still evolving. Gender is a feature of all known cultures. It is subject to continual reinterpretation and wide cross-cultural variation. Studying gender is not only fascinating in itself, but often provides important clues about other fundamental characteristics within and across cultures. Gender studies examines gender issues related to sexuality; the body; race and class; business and politics; health; developing societies; artistic movements; academic institutions and knowledge; sports and leisure; law; the media, and many other areas. Courses explore issues related to gender across academic disciplines to develop new approaches to knowledge about gender-related issues, and to transform traditional disciplines and fields of study. The evaluation and analysis are pursued through courses offered by the Gender Studies Program; by the College of Arts and Sciences Departments of African American and African Diaspora Studies, Anthropology, Biology, Comparative Literature, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Folklore and Ethnomusicology, French and Italian, History, History and Philosophy of Science, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, and Sociology; and by the Schools of Education, Library and Information Science, Law, Music, Nursing, Public and Environmental Affairs, and Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. The program is open to all graduate students.
Four courses (at least 12 credit hours) from the list of courses approved by the Gender Studies Program, at least one of which must be G601 or G602. Candidates for the Ph.D. minor are required to take courses in both the humanities and social and behavioral sciences and 6 to 9 of the 12 credit hours outside the primary degree-granting department. Plans for the minor must be made in consultation with the director.
Only grades of B (3.0) and above will count for credit.
None required. A Ph.D. minor advisor may be invited to attend the student's oral qualifying examination.
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G600 Concepts of Gender (3 cr.)
G601 Concepts of Gender (3 cr.)
G602 Survey of Contemporary Research in Gender Studies: The Humanities (3 cr.)
G695 Graduate Readings and Research in Gender Studies (1-6 cr.)
G701 Graduate Topics in Gender Studies (1-4 cr.)
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