Director: Angelique Harris, Ph.D.

The Gender and Sexualities Studies program offers a major or minor that promotes a critical, feminist and cross-cultural understanding of gender and power in a global context and across disciplinary boundaries. It provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for just and equitable leadership in professional, civic and religious roles.

Students gain the knowledge and skills for understanding and recognizing:

  • How gender has shaped the world around us and the ways we make sense of it.
  • How sexism operates in a dynamic with other systems of oppression historically and in contemporary contexts.
  • The diversity of women’s experiences and accomplishments.
  • The diversity of gendered experiences and perspectives among women and men.
  • How to embrace gender diversity and work for justice.
  • How gender and sexuality intersect with race, class and other societal markers.

Gender and Sexualities Studies

The interdisciplinary major in Gender and Sexualities Studies consists of one introductory course (3 credit hours), 8 courses (24 credit hours) across at least three subject areas and the senior capstone course (3 credit hours) for a total of 30 credit hours.

Required Courses:
INGS 1001Introduction to Gender and Sexualities Studies 3
INGS 4997Gender and Sexualities Studies Capstone 3
Choose eight of the following courses:24
Gender in Advertising from the Inside-out
Women and Men in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Culture, Law and Violence
Race and Gender Issues in Mass Media
Domestic Violence in the United States
Children's Literature
Women in Western Civilization
Diversity in Organizations
Feminist Philosophy
Human Sexuality
Psychology of Marriage and Family
Race, Gender and Medicine
Sociology of Sex and Gender
Total Credit Hours30

Notes:

  • The two required courses are critical to the INGS major and cannot be waived or substituted. Both courses are offered annually. INGS 1001 Introduction to Gender and Sexualities Studies is offered every Fall term and occasionally during Spring term. INGS 4997 Gender and Sexualities Studies Capstone is offered in the Spring term.
  • Other courses relevant to INGS issues may be approved with consent of director of INGS.
  • In the senior capstone course, INGS 4997 Gender and Sexualities Studies Capstone , the student integrates their diverse academic experiences within INGS and devises a community-based project that meets their unique interests.

Gender and Sexualities Studies Minor

The INGS minor consists of six courses (18 credit hours): the required INGS 1001 Introduction to Gender and Sexualities Studies , in addition to 5 courses (15 credit hours), with courses from at least three subject areas.

Required Course
INGS 1001Introduction to Gender and Sexualities Studies 3
Elective Courses - Choose five courses from at least three different subject areas.15
Gender in Advertising from the Inside-out
Women and Men in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Culture, Law and Violence
Race and Gender Issues in Mass Media
Domestic Violence in the United States
Children's Literature
Women in Western Civilization
Diversity in Organizations
Feminist Philosophy
Human Sexuality
Psychology of Marriage and Family
The Family
Race, Gender and Medicine
Sociology of Sex and Gender
Gender and Sexualities Studies Capstone
Total Credit Hours18

Notes:

  • Other courses relevant to INGS issues may be approved with consent of director of INGS.
  • The introductory required course is critical to the INGS minor and cannot be waived or substituted. INGS 1001 Introduction to Gender and Sexualities Studies is offered annually during the fall term.
  • INGS Minors are strongly encouraged to take the INGS 4997 Gender and Sexualities Studies Capstone

Courses

INGS 1001. Introduction to Gender and Sexualities Studies. 3 cr. hrs.

Provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexualities. Uses an intersectional framework to examine gender, gender roles, expectations and privileges. Students learn and utilize key terms and concepts in the field such as gender, sexuality, embodiment, feminism, womanism, patriarchy and more. Examines how people across differing races/ethnicities, classes, sexual identities and nationalities in various historical periods have made sense of, assumed, articulated and struggled against gendered identities.

INGS 3930. Special Topics in Gender and Sexualities Studies. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Offered as an experimental course to evaluate and determine if a course should be incorporated into the regular curriculum of a program, or courses in the approval process pipeline, but not yet officially approved. Once the same course has been offered twice as a Special Topic, it cannot be offered again until it moves through the curriculum approval process and is approved with a regular curriculum course number.

INGS 4951. MU Led Travel/Study Abroad:. 1-6 cr. hrs.

Course taught in an international setting by Marquette professors and where students earn Marquette credit. Study Abroad expenses apply. Prereq: Cons. of the Office of International Education.

INGS 4997. Gender and Sexualities Studies Capstone. 3 cr. hrs.

Capstone course is designed to enable upper-level students, and especially INGS majors and minors, to integrate the knowledge and experience gained in INGS courses and use that knowledge and experience as a springboard for future work. Prereq: INGS 1001 and two other INGS courses or cons. of program director.

INGS 9290. Lower Division Transfer Credit for Gender and Sexualities Studies: Elective. 1-4 cr. hrs.

INGS 9390. Upper Division Transfer Credit in Gender and Sexualities Studies: Elective. 1-6 cr. hrs.