Christina Roberts, PhD
Associate Professor of English
Lauren St. Pierre
The program of courses which comprises the women and gender studies curriculum will enable students to examine women’s and men’s roles in society from multiple perspectives and disciplines; to understand and evaluate feminist and masculinities critical scholarship and to apply them across disciplines and in all areas of life; to analyze the connections between gender inequalities and other forms of discrimination (race, class, ethnicity, etc.); and to develop abilities and skills to deal positively and effectively with gender issues for individuals and society.
Students can take Women and Gender Studies as a stand-alone major or they may choose to take an additional, complementary major. The program is designed in such a way that this is feasible within four years.
Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Women and Gender Studies: In order to earn a bachelor of arts degree with a major in Women and Gender Studies, students must complete a minimum of 180 quarter credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00. Among the electives no more than 10 credits can be taken in any one discipline and no less than 20 credits need to be in upper-division courses. Several Women and Gender Studies courses have been identified as satisfying core requirements. Those courses may be used to fill major requirements or major electives while also fulfilling university core requirements. The credit for each course completed is included in totals only once.
Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Women and Gender Studies with Departmental Honors: Women and Gender Studies Program Honors offers the opportunity for motivated majors to engage in intensive interaction with faculty members and to complete engaging and challenging individual resarch projects that will further their personal and professional goals as they relate to women and gender studies and issues. All honors students are supervised by the program coordinator, while they are mentored by a selected faculty mentor on their individual projects.
Minor in Women and Gender Studies: In order to earn a minor in women and gender studies, students must complete 30 credits in women and gender studies, with a minor/program grade point average of 2.50. Click here for degree requirements.