Lisa J. Cunningham (English), Program Director
The women and gender studies minor is an interdisciplinary series of courses that investigate how our lives are affected by gender in its relationship to race, class, sexuality, religion, nationality, (dis)ability, and technology. Women and gender studies courses are organized around feminist research, methods, and theory, integrating personal, academic, and policy issues into all topics of inquiry.
In women and gender studies, students find a vibrant and supportive community of peers, close interaction with faculty from across the University, and opportunities to take on a wide range of leadership roles. The women and gender studies minor promotes a shared vision of social justice and engaged citizenship within and beyond the classroom.
The women and gender studies minor is designed to be a crucial intellectual complement for students planning careers in law, business, media, politics, international relations, science, health professions, social and community service, and education.