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The Women’s & Gender Studies program provides students the opportunity to examine the ways in which gender structures our ideas, social institutions, and cultural practices. You'll explore how gender shapes our understanding of ourselves and our place as individuals in society.

As an interdisciplinary program, the Women's & Gender Studies minor draws on insights and analytic tools from the arts and media, history, literature, and the social sciences.

Students may enroll in Women's & Gender Studies courses either for elective credit or as a minor. There is no major available in Women's & Gender Studies.