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  Sep 22, 2017
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Gender and Diversity Studies Minor


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The Gender and Diversity Studies (GDST) Minor is an 18-hour interdisciplinary minor open to all Xavier undergraduates and compatible with any major.  The minor acquaints students with scholarship on gender and diversity in their broadest, most inclusive sense.  Courses in the minor facilitate the development of students’ critical thinking skills, knowledge base, and intellectual frameworks for analyzing and exploring the nature of diversity including socioeconomic, political, psychological, and cultural experiences and positions between and among individuals and groups defined by gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, age, religious beliefs, and physical/mental abilities.  Students in the minor examine the individual and collective experiences of traditionally disenfranchised as well as privileged social groups, investigating the conceptual roots of identity as well as similarities and differences among them.

18 Credit Hours


Students are required to take the following course:


One Upper-Level Course from the following:


 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:

12 Credit Hours of Approved GDST Electives


Notes:


  • Students must take courses in at least three different disciplines.
  • Students must maintain at least a 2.000 GPA in courses for the minor.
  • Half of the credit hours must be in courses at the 200-level or above.
  • For information regarding the minor, contact the director.

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