Hiram College

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.


To qualify for a gender studies minor, students must take INTD 31400/38400: Masculinity, Femininity, and Culture. They must also complete additional gender studies courses for a total of 18 credit hours. The most common structure is to take five additional courses of 3-4 credit hours, but students can also take a range of 1-credit courses to complete part of the requirements. No more than three classes in any given discipline can count towards a gender studies minor (i.e. taking four classes in women’s history would only fulfill three gender studies course requirements).

For more detailed information, please visit the course catalog.