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Gender and women's studies degree programs

Our gender and women's studies program offers a major, a minor and concentration for those teaching grades 1 to 6. The core courses of the program introduce students to gender and women's issues and concerns in the contemporary United States; feminist theory; and women's history and issues in international perspectives. 

Gender and women's studies students complete a capstone experience, choosing a seminar, an individual research project or a supervised internship. As is consistant with an interdisciplinary area of study, core courses in the areas of feminist theory, international perspectives and the capstone experience will be offered in a number of disciplines. This is also consistant with the objectives of women's studies which is to shift to a frame of reference in which women's differing ideas and experiences are valid in their own right and become a basis for inquiry.