Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program that examines the role of gender (and gender difference) in shaping society, culture, history, intellectual traditions, and the arts. Study will focus on women’s experiences and the construction of gender roles and identities in a variety of contexts
Goals of Program
- To introduce students to the often neglected contributions of women in such areas as the sciences, medicine, humanities, social sciences, and the arts.
- To explore the relationships between gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexual identity and how these dynamics shape human experience in different cultures.
- To think critically about the construction of gender and to take seriously the impact that gender stereotypes can have on society.
- To help students become more aware of women’s experiences so that they can be more sensitive and effective professionals.
- To apply concepts and theories to address gender issues in academic and professional contexts.
Minor in Women's and Gender Studies
The minor in Women's and Gender Studies requires the completion of a minimum of 18 semester hours, including the Women's and Gender Studies Core, PHIL 129 (Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies) and at least four other courses from among the listed electives.
Women's and Gender Studies Core (6 hours)
Women's and Gender Studies Electives (12 hours)