You will learn to identify how constructions of gender are shaped by power and how to develop strategies for social, political and economic change.
Women’s Studies examines the ways in which gender is constructed, learned and performed in different cultures and social contexts. A minor in Women’s Studies is comprised of interdisciplinary courses from across the curriculum. The program uses feminist theory as a lens to explore gender inequality as well as other systems of inequality, such as those based in racism, classism, heterosexism and colonialism. Through this lens, you can better understand the global issues that so many women face, including health disparities, unpaid labor, limited reproductive choices, violence and political under-representation.
As a discipline, Women’s Studies is informed by the fields of anthropology, economics, history, law, literature, medicine, philosophy, political science psychology, public health, religion and sociology.
The courses listed below are for the Academic Catalog and are subject to change. Please reference the Academic Catalog for further information and course descriptions. If you are a current student, please reference the catalog in which you come under.
Required Courses 3 credit hours
Women’s Studies Electives 15 credit hours