This minor introduces students to concepts crucial to the study and application of knowledge in the field of women and gender studies as they enter a highly competitive job market.
Minor recipients will be able to apply and articulate interdisciplinary knowledge specific to women and gender studies such as social construction of gender and interaction with race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, disability and age. The program encourages students to take responsibility for their learning and think critically and creatively in their dialogue with others.
The curriculum includes courses that bring racism, classism, homophobia, and other vectors of women’s oppression into focus. Students will re-examine traditional ideas about gender roles and identities, learn about women’s experiences and contributions across cultures, communities, and historical periods, develop analytical skills demanded by 21st century work places, and become better prepared for cultural, community, and employment settings across the world.