GWS classes offer students a chance to examine knowledge, issues, and values through a feminist perspective and an integrative interdisciplinary approach, exploring the connections between academic inquiry and personal life. The GWS Program offers process-oriented classrooms, where students are expected to be active participants in their own learning, and further develop their critical thinking, writing, and discussion skills.
Our students enhance their career preparation by specializing in gender, sexuality, and social justice, and they enjoy a sense of community with others who share an interest in gender issues and scholarship.
Requirements for the GWS Minor
Students must complete 18 hours of course work in Gender and Women's Studies, including:
*No more than 3 hours of GWS 396 (Independent Study/Research) may be applied to the major.
*GWS 292 Fulfills the Writing-in-the-Discipline requirement.
GWS Minor Forms