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Women's and Gender Studies Program

Welcome to the Women’s and Gender Studies program!

Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary minor program about issues related to gender and sexuality. Students learn about gender and sexuality as socio-cultural constructs that intersect with other aspects of identity. The minor enables students to engage gender and sexuality as theoretical and methodological lenses that shape thought and inquiry in a wide variety of fields.

The program relies on collaboration among faculty and staff across a wide range of academic units, including the following: Architecture, Briggs Library, Communication and Journalism, Counseling and Human Development, English, History, Modern Languages & Global Studies, the Multicultural Center, Music, Nursing, the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Access, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology and Rural Studies. 

Women’s and Gender Studies encourages learning outside the classroom. We co-sponsor a variety of events on campus, especially during Women’s History Month in March.