Women and Gender Studies

A minor in Women's Studies allows students to examine contributions and representations of women through an interdisciplinary program that employs gender as a fundamental category of analysis.  Students will engage the scholarly methods and theories of women's studies in ways that complement traditional disciplinary inquiry.  The minor encourages students to investigate the historical and contemporary contributions of women as well as the significance of gender in the social and natural sciences, in the arts and literature, and in religion.  The program further invites students to analyze gender in relation to other categories of difference, such as race, class, sexuality, and ethnicity. The goal of Women's and Gender Studies is to stimulate critical examination of assumptions about gender in cultures past and present.

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eunice muchemi with award
Eunice Muchemi, C'19, receives 2018 Newman Civic Fellow Award
April 10, 2018
Eunice Muchemi, C'19, has been named a recipient of the 2018 Newman Civic Fellows Award. An International and Global Studies major with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies, Muchemi has worked actively in multiple capacities to address the global issue of gender violence.
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Kelly Siegler
Kelly Siegler, of "Cold Justice," to lecture April 12
March 26, 2018
A lecture on Gender and Criminal Law by veteran prosecutor and lead investigator on the television show Cold Justice, Kelly Siegler.
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Intro to Black Women's Studies
Women's and Gender Studies announces WMST 160: Introduction to Black Women's Studies for Fall 2018
March 7, 2018
Women's and Gender Studies is thrilled to announce a new foundational course for the minor and major: WMST/AFST 160: Introduction to Black Women's Studies.
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