Using a variety of conceptual frameworks, experiences and disciplinary approaches, the women’s studies interdisciplinary minor provides a focused study of women. Our program fosters an intellectual climate to examine cultural norms and engage in the enterprise of reframing our understanding of history, psychology, sociology, philosophy, art and other disciplines by taking into account the experiences of women. We also examine the gender roles of men.
This minor is useful for students, men and women, who would like to inquire into the nature and role of gender in our individual and societal experiences. The implications of these concerns in education, business and in the other professions are of value in students’ professional and personal lives. Three courses are required: PSY 150, PHI 245, and SOC 246; students complete an additional nine credits from different disciplines, including choices such as ART 220, RS 144, PSY 350, or PHI 255, among others.