The minor in Women & Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program that places gendered
experiences at the center of analysis. Students will be encouraged to examine the
impact of gender and gendering upon concepts in their major field.
Women and Gender Studies courses investigate history, culture, science, religion,
art, and other disciplines as these human activities are produced, experienced and
interpreted by gendered subjects of different races, classes, nationalities, sexual
orientation and historical periods. These courses investigate the construction, experience
and contestation of femininity, masculinity, and sexuality as key facets of human
identity. Women and Gender Studies courses encourage a reevaluation of what we know
and how we know it, and show the importance of asking questions concerning the worlds
we study and how they influence and are influenced by gender.
Women and Gender Studies students will develop critical thinking, writing, and discussion
skills and abilities that will enrich their contributions to any career.