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.
April 17, 2019
Assistant Professor Melody Lehn was recognized on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 with the university’s citation for Excellence in Teaching. Read more
March 13, 2019
Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones, Prof. of English at Wright State University will deliver a lecture entitled Encountering Gender, Class, and Race: Literary and Cinematic Representations of Angela Davis and the Civil Rights Movement on Wednesday, March 27 at 4 p.m. in Gailor Auditorium: Dr. Jones is the author of Conversations with Angela Davis (forthcoming with University Press of Mississippi) and Rereading the Harlem Renaissance: Race, Class, and Gender in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset, Zora Neale Hurston, and Dorothy West. This event is sponsored by the following departments: American Studies; Center for Speaking and Listening; English; German; History; Politics; Sewanee Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation; University Lectures Committee; and Women's and Gender Studies.Read more
April 10, 2018
Eunice Muchemi, C'19, has been named a recipient of the 2018 Newman Civic Fellows Award. An International and Global Studies major with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies, Muchemi has worked actively in multiple capacities to address the global issue of gender violence.Read more