The mission of the Gender and Women's Studies Program is to introduce students to a critical and interdisciplinary perspective on the social construction of gender with opportunities to bring this framework to bear in a variety of areas of study and careers.
The goals of the Gender and Women's Studies Program are the following:
Gender and Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary program that offers courses examining the formation of gender and intersections between gender and race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality; introduces students to women's intellectual, social, political, economic, spiritual, and artistic contributions and experiences of women in a variety of historical, global, and cultural contexts; and emphasizes the particular challenges that women face locally and globally. Students wishing to complete a major with a focus on Gender and Women's Studies have the option to major in Sociology and Anthropology with a concentration in Gender and Women's Studies (see section 188.8.131.52.1.3).
Grades: Students must pass courses at a grade of C- or better to count toward the minor. Students must also maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.0.
Total Credit Hours: Students must earn a minimum of 24 credit hours to fulfill the minor requirements.