The Women’s and Gender Studies Program is committed to exploring gender and women’s issues from a multidisciplinary perspective; across diverse populations; and within a local, national and transnational context. The program seeks to provide students with the occasion to investigate the intersectionality of sex, gender, race, ethnicity, class, age, sexuality and other dimensions of social identity. The program offers both a major and minor with course work dedicated to heightening awareness of the political, socioeconomic, and cultural ideologies related to gender theory. The women and gender studies cur-riculum seeks to support pedagogy rooted in social justice and equality and to situate the classroom as a collaborative space where both instructor and students mediate knowledge production. The Women and Gender Studies Program works to make the diversity of women’s and gendered perspectives visible and to position student success within an academic, professional and personal context.
The goals of the Women and Gender Studies program are to: