The interdisciplinary Women’s and Gender Studies program offers both a major and minor. These programs help students to:

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

Program Requirements