College of the Sciences
Farrell., room 436
See the website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.
Judith Hennessy, PhD
Women’s and gender studies cultivates a critical awareness of the contributions of women and the impact of gender in our lives, both historically and in the contemporary world. Our interdisciplinary scope includes examining these issues from the perspective of politics, anthropology, sociology, psychology, history, philosophy, art, and literature. The objectives of the program are:
- To explore existing knowledge about women and gender in a variety of disciplines
- To critically assess the traditional disciplines in the light of new data concerning women and gender
- To provide an academic foundation for students planning careers in women’s studies or related fields
- To promote research about women and gender within existing disciplines
Women’s and gender studies offers an interdisciplinary minor as described below. With approval of the women’s and gender studies director, the student will select appropriate electives to meet personal and professional goals.
With faculty advisement, interested students may construct individualized majors in women’s and gender studies through the individual studies program for BA or BS major.
CoursesWomen’s and Gender Studies (WGS)