Gender Studies

Gender studies is a multidisciplinary minor that examines the evolving role of gender in society. It considers both the biological and cultural origins of sex and gender differences and how those differences have structured a multitude of social and political institutions

Undergraduate Minor

About the Program

Program Summary

The gender studies program considers how issues of race, ethnicity, class, religion and sexual orientation interact with gender.

The minor can complement a variety of fields including anthropology, art, biology, communication, economics, and more. Gender studies provide students with practical and theoretical tools for understanding gender relationships.

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Career Paths

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Melissa Osgood

MELISSA OSGOOD ‘02 | Communication Major

“From faculty and staff to colleagues and classmates, everyone seemed to care about you and your success.”

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The Office of Student Life offers several support functions, services, and opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds and to those interested in engaging in the backgrounds of others.

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Janet Pope

Janet Pope, Ph.D.

Director, School of Arts, Humanities & Politics, Professor of History

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