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Women's Studies (Interdisciplinary)

Director: Bertrade B. Ngo-Ngijol Banoum (Carman Hall, Room 221)

Steering Committee: Dorothy Arthur, SEEK; Bertrade B. Ngo-Ngijol Banoum, African and African American Studies; Carmen Esteves, Languages and Literatures; Sharon Freedberg, Social Work; Ka-Chuen Gee, Library; Catherine Alicia Georges, Nursing; Marie Marianetti, History; Anne Rice, African and African American Studies; Milagros Ricourt, Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies

The faculty of the Women's Studies Program is drawn from a number of different departments within the College. Integrating a wide array of courses from the humanities and social sciences, the program focuses on the histories and situations of women in different cultures, and on the ways in which social and economic factors have affected women's lives. As a result, students augment skills and knowledge acquired in other disciplines, and gain insight into issues related to gender that will be especially useful for careers in human services, health, education, and public policy advocacy. The program also provides the background needed for graduate study in the humanities and social sciences as well as in women's studies. Offered only as a minor field, the Women's Studies program is an option for students majoring in any discipline. Courses are open to all interested students.

18-Credit Women's Studies Option

Students complete 18 credit hours in Women's Studies, selected from List I (see accompanying chart). Six of these credits may be within the student's major field. Students must also complete, as background courses, 12 credits selected from List II (also on chart). Of these, 6 credits may be in the student's major field.

Requirements for the Minor in Women's Studies

Students complete 12 credit hours in Women's Studies from List I (see accompanying chart). These may not be in the student's major field.

Last modified: 7/30/2015