Women and Gender Studies

A minor in Women's Studies allows students to examine contributions and representations of women through an interdisciplinary program that employs gender as a fundamental category of analysis.  Students will engage the scholarly methods and theories of women's studies in ways that complement traditional disciplinary inquiry.  The minor encourages students to investigate the historical and contemporary contributions of women as well as the significance of gender in the social and natural sciences, in the arts and literature, and in religion.  The program further invites students to analyze gender in relation to other categories of difference, such as race, class, sexuality, and ethnicity. The goal of Women's and Gender Studies is to stimulate critical examination of assumptions about gender in cultures past and present.

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Women's and Gender Studies graduate, Armonté Butler, C'2017, is putting theory into practice with his exciting summer fellowship.
July 28, 2017
Recent Women's and Gender Studies graduate, Armonté Butler, C'2017, is putting theory into practice with his exciting summer fellowship at the CDC and his new job at the HRC.
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Walker Buxton has spent the summer traveling in Mongolia with her grandfather—anthropologist Jack Weatherford.
July 24, 2017
Walker Buxton has spent the summer traveling in Mongolia with her grandfather — anthropologist Jack Weatherford.
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Pioneering historian Catherine Clinton to present Goodstein Lecture on Southern women
March 7, 2017
Historian Catherine Clinton will present the 18th annual Anita S. Goodstein Lecture in Women’s History at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in Gailor Auditorium. Her talk on Southern women will be followed by a reception, and the public is invited.
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