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Minor in Gender Studies

The interdisciplinary minor in gender studies teaches students to analyze gender and sexuality as aspects of human biology, identity, and culture. This minor is designed to prepare students for careers in a diverse workplace and/or for graduate studies in gender-related areas.

A gender studies minor serves as an excellent complement to majors in Communications, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, English, History, Criminal Justice, Business, etc.

Gender Studies Coursework:

This 18 credit-hour minor includes sophomore and advanced course options from across the disciplines and has one required course:

GST 2301: (3 sch) “Introduction to Gender Studies.” Introductory survey of concepts and theories central to the study of gender and sexuality.

Other course options, from which students select five additional courses, include:

  • Communications 4312 (“Gender and Communication”)
  • Early Childhood Development 2305 (“Socio-Cultural Influences on Child Development”)
  • Educational Psychology 3303 (“Child and Adolescent Development”)
  • English 4337 (“Women’s Literature”)
  • History 3347 (“Culture, Gender, and Reform in 19th Century America”)
  • Nursing 4338 (“Women’s Health Care”)
  • Philosophy 4333 (“Contemporary Political Theory”)
  • Political Science 4333 (“Contemporary Political Theory”)
  • Social Work 4327 (“Social Work and Human Sexuality”)
  • Sociology 3315 (“The Family”)
  • Gender Studies-related USTD and other special topics courses

Gender Studies Activities and Extra-Curricular Research Opportunities:

Annually, the Gender Studies Program organizes a celebration for Women’s Equality Day (August 26), and during Women’s History Month (March), the program sponsors a gender-studies film festival. It also sponsors a student field trip to Texas Tech University’s annual gender studies conference, held during the spring semester.

Gender Studies Committee Chair:

Dr. Linda Kornasky

Dr. Linda Kornasky
Professor of English

Academic Building 001A
325-942-2273, ext. 233


Gender Studies Committee:

Dr. Adria Battaglia

Dr. Adria Battaglia
Assistant Professor of Communication

Library Building B 316
325-486-6075


Derek Bolen

Dr. Derek Bolen
Assistant Professor of Communication

Library Building B 317
325-486-6086


Dr. Kimberly BusbyDr. Kimberly Busby
Assistant Professor of Art

Carr/EFA Building 243
325-486-6017

Dr. John Glassford

Dr. John Glassford
Associate Professor of Political Science

Rassman Building 217
325-942-2262, ext. 286


Dr. John Klingemann

Dr. John Klingemann
Assistant Professor of History

Academic Building 210A
325-942-2114, ext. 262


Dr. Gabby Serrano

Dr. Gabby Serrano
Assistant Professor of English

Academic Building 001D
325-942-2273, ext. 238


Dr. George Pacheco Jr.Dr. Jake Simmons

Assistant Professor of Communication
Library Building B 314
325-486-6087


Dr. WonsrichanalaiDr. Kanisorn Wongrichanalai

Assistant Professor of History
Academic Building 239D
Phone: 325-942-2157