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Programs of Study:

The interdisciplinary Women’s and Gender Studies program offers both a major and minor. Directions for declaring a 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