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2016-2017 Catalog

Women’s and Gender Studies


Professor Armstrong (English), Chair

Women's and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program that employs gender as its central framework for inquiry and analysis. Women's and Gender Studies courses cross the traditional boundaries of academic departments and embrace a variety of approaches, resulting in a richly integrated learning experience. The Women's and Gender Studies Program welcomes all students from every discipline and offers a major degree, as well as a minor.

Feminist, anti-racist, and LGBTQ-positive, Women's and Gender Studies is committed to the study of difference and diversity in all their complexity. The program explores the interaction of gender with sexuality, race, social and economic status, religion, nation, ethnicity, age, and other markers of identity. Women’s and Gender Studies is attuned to global perspectives, engaged with issues of social justice, and committed to the well-being of the communities in which we live and learn. To that end, the program also prioritizes student internships, Community-Based Learning experiences, and connections to the local and global community.

Women's and Gender Studies Courses