This program is committed to interdisciplinary methodology, diversity, and social justice. Courses and programming highlight the ways in which race, class, gender identity, and global communities interact with gender to create complex standpoints, human relations, and world views.
The minor and concentration in gender studies provides students with a liberal arts foundation emphasizing critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students with a background in gender studies are often desirable job candidates due to a well-rounded knowledge base, awareness of sociopolitical issues, and interdisciplinary skills.
Fields of study in the Gender Studies program include Art History, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, History, Legal Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. These courses are broadly formulated to examine how gender and social constructions of gender shape our lives. These courses examine the contributions that research on gender and feminist scholarship have made to our understanding of social institutions, human behavior, cultural expression and intellectual inquiry.