Linda Van Ingen, Director
Women's and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program of research and study. The program uses gender as a tool of analysis to examine power relations, addressing such issues as race, sexuality, and class. Women's and Gender Studies explores the diversity of women's creative, social, economic, spiritual, and political realities. The program empowers students to re-examine their world and create change.
An introductory course sets the tone for investigation by surveying women's roles, images, and contributions found in historical and contemporary society. Students can then choose specifically-designated women's and gender studies courses which will be useful in their major fields of study. These courses developed within several departments enhance the students' liberal arts education by addressing the theoretical and practical use of women's and gender studies related to their particular subject areas.
Students in pre-law, pre-medicine, business, counseling, science, social science, the arts, education, and the humanities will benefit from this minor since it informs, challenges and directs men and women students toward a more equitable assessment of society.
The Women's and Gender Studies minor program consists of 18 hours of designated Women's and Gender Studies courses: 3 required hours and 15 elective hours to be taken in at least two different departments.
Courses with the prefix WSTD are offered by the Women's and Gender Studies Program.Linda Van Ingen, Director