Women's Studies

The minor in women's studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the human experience. Courses explore the influence of class, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, age and ability in shaping character, behavior and history.

Studies emerge out of social movements and intellectual currents that question political and ideological models. Examining the importance of marginalized perspectives and experiences, courses emphasize student-centered, active learning.

As a student in the program, you will gain valuable skills in writing, critical thinking, research, public presentation and leadership. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of power structures, historical conditions and social locations.

The program can complement many majors, and may be used as a secondary concentration for bachelor’s degrees in humanities or social sciences.