Women & Gender Studies is devoted to the academic study of the roles, contributions, and scholarship of women. Women & Gender Studies explores issues of ethnicity (including what has been historically termed race), class, sexual preference and gender as they impact women’s lives in a variety of cultural contexts. It promotes new areas of research, discovers lost contents of human history, identifies women’s place in contemporary life, and encourages a sense of empowerment among students through analysis of their commonality of experience. The Women & Gender Studies minor prepares students to pursue graduate work or employment in professional and community organizations, with emphasis on critical self-reflection and responsible decision-making.
Women & Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program devoted to the academic study of the roles, contributions, and scholarship of women. It explores issues of race, class, sexual preference and gender as they impact women's lives in a variety of cultural contexts. Its goals are:
- to build on the existing body of scholarship as the program develops an interdisciplinary curriculum about women gender issues.
- to encourage variety in pedagogical methods for teaching.
- to transform traditional disciplines through continuing consideration of new data, methods, theories, and analytical frameworks generated by Women & Gender Studies scholarship, helping to correct long-standing oversight of the study of women's contributions to societies throughout the world.