Minor in Women's Studies

Examine gender as a social construct and explore its role – both past and present – in social institutions.

By critically examining gender as a social construct, this minor prepares students to think deeply about its role in all major social institutions.

From the macro level (in courses about globalization, world history and minority culture) to the individual level (looking at human sexuality, family life and communication), students gain an understanding of gender as an organizing feature of society.

Recurring themes across the program – such as power, status and inequality – offer new perspectives and challenge assumptions.