Women's and Gender Studies
- Women's and Gender Studies Description
- Student Learning Outcomes
- Women and Gender Studies Minor Requirements
Deborah Augsburger, Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Karl Bahm, Professor, History
Kenna Bolton Holz, Assistant Professor, Psychology
Hilary Fezzey, Assistant Professor, English
Eri Fujieda, Associate Professor, Sociology
Julie Gard, Assistant Professor, English
Gary Keveles, Professor, Criminal Justice
Sarah LaChance Adams, Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Daniela Mansbach, Assistant Professor, Political Science
William Morgan, Professor, Visual Arts
Jeanette Pucheu, Assistant Profesor, Spanish
Deborah Davis Schlacks, Professor English
Joel Sipress, Professor, History
Nicholas Sloboda, Professor, English
Priscilla Starratt, Professor, History
Alisa Von Hagel, Assistant Professor, Political Science
A 21-credit minor is available in Women's and Gender Studies. It is coordinated and led by the Women's and Gender Studies Coordinator and by the Women's and Gender Studies Committee, a free-standing advisory committee made up of interested faculty and staff.
The Women's Studies undergraduate minor was approved in 1976. In 2007, the Women's Studies Committee revised the minor and the program to Women's and Gender Studies. The minor is interdisciplinary with courses offered by a number of academic departments and programs. Members of the Women's and Gender Studies Committee serve as faculty advisors for this minor. Students choosing this minor must take 21 semester credits from courses in the approved list in consultation with a Women's and Gender Studies faculty advisor.
The mission of the Women's and Gender Studies Program is to raise awareness of issues of gender and gender inequality and to transform the university and the community through teaching, learning, and social action.
Students studying Women's and Gender Studies will:
- Analyze and challenge notions of femininity and masculinity in relation to people's experiences.
- Recognize the varieties of masculinities and femininities that exist across time, cultures, space, etc.
- Understand social structures and institutions that create and perpetuate inequality.
- Understand other social differences intersecting with gender.
- Appreciate intersections of thought and action and engage in theoretically informed social and political action.
- Employ experience as evidence for developing an understanding of power, privilege, and disadvantaging.
21 total credits
A minimum of 9 credits 300-level or higher.
Required courses (9 credits required):
Gendered Experience required course (3 credits required):
Social Structures and Institutions required course (3 credits required):
Elective courses (6 credits required):
Choose courses above from the Gendered Experience OR Social Structures and Institutions OR from the courses below
Global/Indigenous required course (one course required):
Choose one course from the following. (The course may also be used to fulfill other requirements within this minor):