Hiram College

Gender Studies Minor

Traditional Undergraduate

Examining the Role of Gender in Our World

Gender studies is a multidisciplinary minor that examines the evolving role of gender in society. It considers both the biological and cultural origins of sex and gender differences and how those differences have structured a multitude of social and political institutions. The minor that can compliment a variety of majors.

Who are Hiram’s Gender Studies Students?

Students interested in gender studies may be interested in gender rights, gender history, art, culture, income, or many other facets of society related to one’s identity. They may choose to major or double minor in History; Political Science; Educational Studies; Ethics; Biomedical Humanities; Performing Arts; Communication; or one of the other majors that Hiram College has to offer. 

What is a degree in Gender Studies?

The gender studies minor also considers how issues of race, ethnicity, class, religion and sexual orientation interact with gender. Incorporating the fields of anthropology, art, biology, communication, economics, English, history, foreign languages, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies and sociology, the gender studies minor provides students with practical and theoretical tools for understanding gender relationships.

  • Diversity & Inclusion

    Within the Office of Student Life, we offer several support functions, services, and opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds and to those interested engaging in the backgrounds of others.

Kirsten Parkinson Headshot

Kirsten Parkinson, Ph.D.

Director Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature
Professor of English
Gender Studies Minor Program Coordinator

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