Loyola University Maryland

Gender Studies


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Learning Aims

The gender studies minor has four key Learning Aims for students taking courses and completing the major and minor.

  • To understand how gender and sexuality operate in institutions, systems, organizations and the public sphere;
  • To develop an understanding of genders and sexualities that emphasizes the histories, theorizing, and experiences of multiple communities, identities, and perspectives;
  • To recognize the intersection of race, class, sexuality, gender, and the structural sources of privilege in the full range of human endeavors;
  • To understand the diversity of women’s lives in the past and present, in local, national and global contexts;

Minor Requirements

Course Criteria

Learn about the criteria by which courses are included in the minor.

  • Faculty: learn how to qualify your own course.
  • Students: learn how to secure transfer credit for courses taken elsewhere, including abroad.

Approved Gender Studies Courses

View the list of over 40 courses from which you can build a personalized gender studies minor.