Academic Catalog

Women's and Gender Studies

Carla Golden, Professor, Psychology, and Coordinator

Women's and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides the opportunity for feminist study, research, and community involvement. Focusing on women and gender as crucial categories of analysis, the program seeks to explore their intersections with race, class, sexuality, and nation (among other social categories). Our classes promote the ongoing interrogation of power and privilege, and an understanding of how gendered inequalities are perpetuated, maintained, and subverted. We support intellectual projects and activities that foster community on campus and contribute to the ongoing production of knowledge about women and gender from an intersectional perspective.

Minor Requirements

For an updated list of approved courses for the Women's and Gender Studies minor, see the coordinator or visit the women’s and gender studies website.

WGST 10000Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
Select 15 additional credits from a list of approved courses maintained and updated each semester by the WGST Coordinator, that meet the following criteria:15
•At least 6 credits must be at the 300-level or above.
•No more than 9 credits may be from any single department.
•Courses that a student must take for their major may also count toward the WGST minor, but not more than 6 credits.
Total Credits18