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Programs of Study:

The interdisciplinary Women’s and Gender Studies program offers both a major and minor. The requirements are intentionally flexible enough to allow students to focus on the areas of interest and to allow it to fit well with other (second) majors and minors on campus. Directions for declaring a WGS major or minor can be found here.

Students who complete a major in the program will learn to:

  • Recognize how the social and cultural constructions of gender have historically shaped the experiences of men and women
  • Analyze the connections between gender inequalities and other forms of discrimination (sexuality, race, ethnicity, social class, disability, etc.)
  • Understand connections between gender and power in a global context
  • Examine gender from multiple perspectives and disciplines
  • Evaluate feminist critical scholarship and methodologies
  • Appreciate the ethical and social justice dimensions and implications of the study of gender
  • Develop abilities and skills to deal positively and effectively with gender issues