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.