Lisa J. Cunningham (English), Program Director
Faculty Advisors: Katrina Arndt (Education), Megan Backer (English), Linda J. Edwards (Women and Gender Studies), Barbara Lowe (Philosophy), Virginia B. Maier (Health Professions), Kimberly McClure Brenchley (Psychology), Jennifer Rossi (American Studies), Robert M. Ruehl (Philosophy), Marianne Simmons (Library), Jebaroja Singh (Sociology), Arlette Miller Smith (English and African American Studies), Jill Swiencicki (English), Deborah Uman (English), Juana Vega (Diversity)
The women and gender studies minor is an interdisciplinary series of courses that investigate how our lives are affected by gender in its relationship to race, class, sexuality, religion, nationality, (dis)ability, and technology. Women and gender studies courses are organized around feminist research, methods, and theory, integrating personal, academic, and policy issues into all topics of inquiry.
In women and gender studies, students find a vibrant and supportive community of peers, close interaction with faculty from across the College, and opportunities to take on a wide range of leadership roles. The women and gender studies minor promotes a shared vision of social justice and engaged citizenship within and beyond the classroom.
The women and gender studies minor is designed to be a crucial intellectual complement for students planning careers in law, business, media, politics, international relations, science, health professions, social and community service, and education.