About the Department
- Women's and Gender Studies students are led to new critical perspectives on frameworks, concepts, and methods across several disciplines.
- The program of study is designed to enable students to better understand concepts of gender, race, ethnicity, and class in the past and in the contemporary world, thereby achieving an understanding of the complexity and wholeness of human experience.
- Small-class settings contribute to a personalized yet collaborative learning environment. Classes provide many opportunities for discussion where students can hone their speaking and thinking skills.
- Our courses offer multiple opportunities for personal reflection on life experiences.
- A major in Women's and Gender Studies provides the first stage for graduate work and careers in a number of fields, including journalism, law, international affairs, teaching, personnel management, public and private corporations, and local and state agencies addressing the needs of girls and women.
- Opportunity to present on research and service experiences.
- Women's and Gender Studies students have the opportunity to work closely with the faculty members both in and out of the classroom.
- The Department of Women's and Gender Studies, as well as the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender and several of the academic departments, regularly offer lectures, film series, and workshops of special interest to women's and gender studies students and faculty.
- Women's and Gender Studies students have access to an extraordinary number of resources both on and off campus, including the Women's Resource Center, Multicultural Student Services, the Office for Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Awareness, International Student Services, and the Writing Center, as well as the many resources available at Bertrand Library.
- The department maintains a list of internships and study abroad opportunities for students interested in women's and gender studies.