The Women's Studies minor provides students with the opportunity to engage in critical and analytical examination of issues involving gender and sexual difference. Courses typically emphasize the significance of gender and the relevance of race, ethnicity, age, class and sexual orientation for understanding the social world. The program offers a unique opportunity for students to complement their work in a traditional discipline with a minor that can be tailored to meet specific interests and needs. It can also be an area of concentration for the Interdisciplinary Studies major.
The Women's Studies Program is a flexible interdisciplinary program taught by faculty from a diversity of fields. Courses are taught and taken by both women and men. A minor in Women's Studies prepares graduates for a variety of graduate programs as well as for careers in an increasingly gender-integrated workplace.
Students seeking the Women's Studies minor should first consult with advisors in their departments or programs for approval of the minor, then with the Women's Studies Program director. A Women's Studies minor consists of 18 hours selected from the following courses or from other approved courses.
Special Topics courses may also be used to fulfill the Women's Studies minor with the permission of the Women's Studies program director.