Informed by feminist and other critical theories, the G/WS curriculum is committed to honest and productive discussions about the key role of gender in social life; the interplay of race, class, and gender in the construction of meaning; and the reasons that unequal access to resources and power persists in the world. Central to a Gender/Women's Studies program is respect for diversity; a concern for social justice; and an exploration of alternative ways of achieving self-expression, conducting research, and working in the world. The major is designed to fit squarely within a liberal arts tradition as well as to prepare students for careers in arenas where addressing social inequality is important.

If you are interested in developing a major or a minor in Gender and Women's Studies, please contact Marcy Jung.