Academic Catalog and Handbooks

2023-2024 Edition

Gender Studies

Interdisciplinary Program Director: Jean Keller

The study of gender is an important element in the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Our Gender Studies program envisions a world where gender equality and social justice are achieved for all persons. We strive to center the experiences and perspectives of marginalized communities to advocate for a more inclusive and equitable society. This interdisciplinary and intersectional field of study provides students with the tools to understand, analyze, and critique hierarchies of power and oppression. We offer courses with applied learning opportunities to emphasize the connection between theory and practice. These include social action projects, applied research opportunities with community partners, creative cultural productions, and service learning or internships. This hands-on experience prepares students to be contributors to the common good as they live and work in an increasingly diverse world.