About the Minor
The minor in Womens and Gender Studies introduces students to
the remarkable international body of knowledge and creative work about
women which has emerged in the past generation. Students work with
questions and methods from many disciplines, focusing on the meaning
of femininity and masculinity as social categories, and becoming acquainted
with the ideas and history of feminism in the U.S. and worldwide.
Courses in Womens and Gender Studies are often settings which
enable students to formulate educational and career objectives based
on a clearer sense of their social world, their own strengths, and
their special values. The minor is a logical component of a students
preparation for a career in law, business, public health, the social
services, and teaching.