The Women's and Gender Studies Program introduces students to an interdisciplinary framework with the concept of gender as a category of analysis as its focus. Students learn to analyze and assess the impact of the multiple layers of identity people juggle--for example gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disabilities--as they study the diverse disciplines of human history, creative arts, literature, politics, economics, natural and social sciences. This program prepares students to negotiate conflicts in the workplace and in their personal lives. Excellent preparation for several proessions, graduate studies, or social justice work.
Women's and Gender Studies students learn to understand the internconnection of gender equality with other social justice movements. The program seeks to create social justice activists, informed citizens and leaders, workers, and parents, guardians or stewards of children.