Josephine Caldwell-Ryan, Director
The minor in women’s and gender studies exposes students to new ways of thinking about personal identity, as well as about traditional scholarly inquiry into intersections of gender, sexuality, race, class, nationality, religion, and more. Students will use these lenses to explore a variety of social problems and power structures. They will also learn about a variety of life experiences and identities related to gender and sexuality. Because the program is interdisciplinary, students will explore power structures and identities from a variety of academic perspectives and how they function in diverse time periods and places. The women’s and gender studies minor complements virtually any major, as it builds critical thinking skills and leadership skills for diverse communities and workplaces.
Students satisfy requirements for the minor through a combination of core courses and a wide array of courses offered by many departments in Dedman College and the Meadows School of the Arts. (Courses subject to approval are topics and problems courses that earn credit toward the minor only when offered under specific preapproved titles.)