Gender Studies Minor
The gender studies minor at Saint Joseph’s University takes an interdisciplinary approach to exploring how gender identity and sexuality impact human behavior and opportunities. In a gender studies minor, students will be challenged to consider how gender intersects with sexual identity, race, class, age, ability and a variety of other identities that influence the human experience.
This minor allows students to integrate your major area of study with a critical lens for understanding the complexities of gender constructs. Students will take courses in sociology, criminal justice, English, theology, political science, fine arts, psychology and history, among others. The gender studies minor provides an intellectual framework that can be applied to current and future professional, familial and civic life.
Gender studies minors are involved in working for change. Students will take part in a variety of social justice efforts outside of the classroom including the Rape Education Prevention Program, PRIDE, and Active Minds. Minors have completed internships at the Victim Service Center of Montgomery County, Women Against Abuse, The Clery Center and various other nonprofit organizations.