Undergraduate Program (BA)

Gender and Diversity Studies

Employers are increasingly ranking diversity fluency as an essential part of organizational values. Join the conversation about social change and examine privilege, peace, justice, identity, and awareness in our modern world. Leave Xavier ready for graduate school or a career in business, government, health, social services or education.

Sample Four-Year Gender and Diversity Studies Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
First Year Seminar OR Theology 111 3
PHILOSOPHY 100 Introduction to Ethics 3
Historical Perspectives 3
Foreign Language 3
CORE 101: GOA Co-Curriculum Program I 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
Theology 111 OR First Year Seminar 3
ENGLISH 101 English Composition 3
Mathematical Perspectives 3
Foreign Language II 3
Philosophy 200 Philosophical Perspectives 0
CORE 102: GOA Co-Curriculum Program II 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
Intro to Gender and Diversity Studies 3
Diversity in American Context course 3
Scientific Perpectives 3
Writing Intensive Elective 3
E/RS elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Diversity in a Global Context 3
Natural Science Elective 3
Theological Perspectives 3
Creative Perpectives 3
General Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
Gender and Diversity Studies Intersectionality Course 3
Gender and Diversity Studies Elective 3
ENGLISH 205 Literature and Moral Imagination 3
Humanities Elective 3
General Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Gender and Diversity Studies Theory Course 3
Gender and Diversity Studies Elective 3
Soc. Sci core Elective 3
Oral Communications Elective 3
General Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
Gender and Diversity Studies elective 3
Gender and Diversity Studies elective 3
Gender and diversity Studies 498 - Gender and Diversity Studies Capstone 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Gender and Diversity Studies elective 3
Gender and Diversity Studies elective 3
Gender and diversity Studies 498 - Gender and Diversity Studies Capstone 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the Gender and Diversity Studies major at Xavier:

Feminist Theory (ENGL 366) - This course considers some of the major tenets of and issues in contemporary feminist theories and their applications to literary texts.

Gender and Society (SOCI 262) - Women in social, economic, and structural (bureaucratic) settings. An examination of changing roles and status.

Major Black Writers of World (ENGL 344) - Study of black authors from around the world with emphasis on African, Caribbean, and British Commonwealth writers.

Sex and Violence In Media (COMM 324) - Explores reasons behind the prevalence of sexual and violent media content and with the impact of this content. Course topics will include psychological reasons why people consume such content, legal and market forces that encourage the creation of sexual and violent content, and the theoretical individual and social effects of consuming this type of content.

98% of students are employed, attending grad school or working in service or volunteer positions within six months of graduation.

98%

of students are employed, attending grad school or working in service or volunteer positions within six months of graduation.

STAND OUT THAT'S THE XAVIER DIFFERENCE

COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION

Take courses in every college on campus. Study social theory and diversity in American culture as well as in a global context. Electives include art, communications, economics, history, sociology, and theology.

VALUABLE SKILLS

While many graduates with concentrations in gender and diversity studies regularly enter graduate and professional schools, others work in business, government, health, social services, museums, and schools.

PERSONAL ATTENTION

Small class sizes allow you to ask the right questions and get the attention you need to succeed and learn. On top of that, our Career Development mentoring program will connect you with a Cincinnati-based professional in your field.

Xavier by the numbers

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AVERAGE SIZE OF CLASSES

98%

PLACEMENT RATE

20+

RELIGIONS REPRESENTED ON CAMPUS

65,000+

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