The Isom Center offers a Gender Studies Minor, an interdisciplinary course of study that will help students understand how and why notions of “masculinity” and “femininity” have changed at different times and in different cultures. Analysis of gender also includes attention to other social categories, such as race, ethnicity, class, nationality, ability, age, and sexual orientation. Students can select from a variety of cross-listed courses taught by some of the best and most innovative teachers from the departments of African-American Studies, Classics, English, History, Modern Languages, Political Science, Philosophy & Religion, Psychology, Sociology & Anthropology, and Southern Studies.


Please visit the UM catalog for the most up-to-date requirements.  All students are encouraged to see Dr. Susan Grayzel, Director of the Isom Center, to enroll in the minor.

FAQ about Gender Studies Minor

Major in Gender Studies

The Isom Center does not yet offer a formal major in Gender Studies. Students interested in having such a concentration are encouraged to consider enrolling in the B. A. in Liberal Studies. All information posted on the Gender Studies Minor is also relevant to the B. A. in Liberal Studies.

B. A. in Liberal Studies

Gender Studies can be used as one of three minors to create an interdisciplinary major and receive a B. A. in Liberal Arts. Graduates may state their three minors or “gender studies concentration” (depending on their selection of courses) on their resumes and in job and graduate school applications. For more requirements, please see the advising worksheet. Contact Dr. Grayzel or Student Services, College of Liberal Arts, at 915-7177 or libarts@olemiss.edu.