Gender Studies

The University offers a minor in Gender Studies. To earn a Gender Studies minor, students must apply in writing to the Chair of either the English, History, or Sociology Department. To complete the minor, no more than two (2) courses may be taken in a single department. Only one (1) course may be taken within the student’s major subject area. Courses in the minor may also be used to fulfill general education requirements. To complete the course residency requirement for a minor, a minimum of three (3) course-credits (12 semester hours) in the minor must be taken at Framingham State University.

The minor requires five (5) courses as follows:

One (1) required course:

  • SOCI 253 Gender Across Cultures

Four (4) electives from the following list:

Art & Music

  • MUSC 220 Women in Music


  • ENGL 250 Literature and Gender
  • ENGL 277 Gender Contemporary Global Literature


  • HIST 326 Women in American History
  • HIST 365 The History of Gender, Sexuality, and the Body
  • HIST 371 Women in Europe


  • PSYC 286 Psychology of Women
  • PSYC 369 Human Sexuality


  • ANTH 258 Critical Approaches to Men and Masculinities
  • SOCI 218 Women in Society
  • SOCI 369 Sex/Sexualities in Society