To get the basics, all GSS minors take GSS 210: Gender Studies and GSS: 250: Sexuality Studies.  From there, students choose from an array of gender and/or sexuality-based courses offered from almost all disciplines within the college. Experience courses such as LGBT Literary Traditions (EWL 130), Hollywood and the Changing Image of Masculinity (AIP 343), and Black Women in American History (HIST 356). 

Requirements for a minor in gender and sexuality studies

GSS 210 Gender Studies 3
GSS 250 Sexuality Studies 3
Students must take a minimum of four courses from the following at least three of which must be at the 300-level or above.
SOC 213 Women, Society and Culture 3
ENG 223 Woman as Writer, Subject and Audience 3
SOC 245 Stonewall: The Gay Liberation Movement 3
PHIL 268 Women, War and Peace 3
ENG 292 Gay and Lesbian Literature 3
RS 301 Spirituality of Women: An Autobiographical Approach Seminar 3
HIST 308 Women and Gender in Modern Europe 3
PSYCH 311 Psychology of Women 3
PHIL 314 Women Philosophers of the Past 3
PSYCH 319 Human Sexuality 3
GSS 350 Special Topics in Gender and Sexuality Studies 3
IS 334 Gender and Development 3
ART 345 An Issue of Identity: Images by Women Artists from 1970 to Present      
HIST 356 Black Women in American History 3
SOC 356 Women and Work: Research Seminar 3
SPAN 357 Hispanic Women Writers 3
SOC 360 Queer Theory 3
HIST 372 Women and Family in Chinese History 3
COMM 391 Gender, Sexuality and Media 3
PHIL 408 Feminist Theories 3
Total Credits 18

Faces of MMC

  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1052-chelsea-hill"><img src="/live/image/gid/106/width/215/8438_c_hill.jpg" alt="Chelsea Hill" title="Chelsea Hill" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “The whole trajectory of my life/career changed after my first class in the GSS minor with Professor Guzman. It was like every single class I took for the minor completely changed my world view, and it wasn’t just me, I could feel the whole class being challenged and made better because of it. On the one hand it lifted the veil from my eyes to the many injustices of the world but on the other hand gave me the strength and drive to fight against them. Being in the Gender and Sexuality Studies program at MMC was an experience that totally changed my life and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1052-chelsea-hill">Chelsea Hill</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2012, Minor in <a href="/departments/gender-and-sexuality-studies-minor/index.php">Gender and Sexuality Studies</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1021-sarah-peterson"><img src="/live/image/gid/106/width/215/src_region/94,298,535,739/8393_s_peterson.jpg" alt="Sarah Peterson" title="Sarah Peterson" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “What you obtain through the GSS program is invaluable to your experience in an urban culture. Richer conversations, political insights, wider eyes—this minor makes you react. The conversations held in class were the most intricate, cathartic, and rewarding in my time at Marymount and the application of what you learn lives well beyond your undergraduate years.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1021-sarah-peterson">Sarah Peterson</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, Minor in <a href="/departments/gender-and-sexuality-studies-minor/index.php">Gender and Sexuality Studies</a></p></div>