Gender and Diversity Studies

Gender and Diversity Studies Minor

Requirements if your 1st semester at Xavier was in 2013 or later

The GDST Minor is an 18 credit hour program

Students are required to take the following courses:

  1. Introductory course
    SOCW 206 - Introduction to Gender and Diversity Studies.
  2. At least one upper-level intersectionality course from the following list. These classes explore both the social construction of identity and multiple axes of identity and difference, taking into consideration the various ways they may interrelate or intersect:
  • COMM 323 Race, Class, Gender, & the Media
  • COMM 324 - Sex & Violence in the Media
  • ENGL 359 - Gender & Diversity in Film                    
  • HIST 324 - The African-American Struggle / Equality
  • SOCW 315 - Values, Poverty, & Society
  • SOCW 318 - Trends in Modern Society: Race Relations
  • SOCW 404 - Religion, Ethics, & Professional Practice
  • SPMG 410 - Sport Ethics
  • THEO 322 - Black Theology
  • THEO 358 - Immigration, Theology, & Ethics
  • THEO 372 - Seminar: Disability, Ethics, & Theology
  • THEO 316, POLI 316, HIST 350 - Globalization (departmental designations may change yearly)
  1. 12 credit hours of approved GDST electives. Courses may be included from the lower-level and upper-level GDST electives lists.

Note: Students must take courses in at least three different disciplines and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in courses for the minor. Half of the credit hours completed must be in courses at the 200-level or above.

 More than anything else, the program taught me to better understand myself, and as a result, helped me engage with and affirm the unique lives of others. In my work experience and graduate school, that ability has proven indispensable.
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-Brett Simmons, 2009