The Gender Studies Program at Gordon College explores how conceptions of gender shape our perceptions, interactions, and institutions in ways that redound to the benefit and detriment of various social groups. It teaches critical methods of inquiry and promotes habits of reflection that lead to transformative engagement with contemporary societies. It focuses special attention on the capacities of religious traditions—and of Christianity in particular—both to underwrite and to challenge our gendered orderings of the world.
To this end, we aim for our students to...
The program is composed of three required courses (12 credits) and two or three electives (at least 8 credits). A minimum of 20 credits is required for the minor or concentration. Aside from the fact that the research seminar is a senior-level capstone, there is no necessary sequencing of courses.
Required courses (12 credits)
Elective Courses (8 credits)
Students may choose no more than one of the following cognate elective courses.
SOC232 Diversity in U.S. Populations