Academic Catalog

Women's and Gender Studies

Claire Gleitman, Professor of  English and Program 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

An updated list of approved elective courses for the Women's and Gender Studies minor is maintained by the coordinator and on the women’s and gender studies website.

WGST 10000Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
Select 15 additional credits designated with a course attribute WGS (WGST approved elective) or WGS3 (WGST 3xxxx appr electives) attribute. These electives must 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