Gender and Women's Studies Minor
Co-Directors: Travis Foster, Ph.D. and Shauna MacDonald, Ph.D.
Office Location: 488 Saint Augustine Center
Gender and Women’s Studies encourages critical analysis of gender and sexuality at local, national, and global levels—now and in the past. Our curriculum brings feminist and queer theory into conversation with fields of study across the University, from history to sociology to global finance, helping students discover new alternatives for thinking about the problems of the world and the contributions of its people. As teachers, we are profoundly influenced by feminist models of collaborative learning and shared authority. We recognize our students and their life experiences as sources of vital expertise, and we help them find a voice, a sense of community, and a purpose as agents of social change.
MINOR (18 credits)
The minor is open to all students and requires 2 courses and 4 electives for a total of 18 credits. Student may choose their four electives from any GWS-attributed courses that are available in a variety of disciplines.