Minor in Women's Studies
The Minor in Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary course of study that incorporates a broad range of liberal arts activities – reading, writing, thinking, and discussion – in order to teach a fuller understanding of the lives of women and their historical and cultural impact.
Students in the program seek to explore the ways that women are affected by factors such as race, class, religion, age, sexual orientation, region, historical period, cultural contexts, political and economic structures, and social systems. The curriculum celebrates diversity through comparison studies of world perspectives.
Topics of Study
- women's history and the diversity of their experiences
- causes of many contemporary issues vital to understanding gender and human relationships
- societal patterns, especially those leading to the restriction of opportunities
- exploration of frameworks from which to analyze contemporary conditions in women's lives
- application of principles learned to lives and relationships
Dr. Judy Hayden
Director of Women’s Studies
Plant Hall, Room 238
Phone: (813) 257-3535