Women's and Gender Studies Studies (Interdisciplinary)

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

Steering Committee: Prof. Bertrade B. Ngo-Ngijol Banoum, Africana Studies; Prof. Sharon Freedberg, Social Work; Prof. Arianevani Kannan, English; Prof. Marie Marianetti, History; Prof. Susan Markens, Sociology; Prof. Janet Munch, Library; Prof. Anne Rice, Africana Studies; Ms. Amanda Dubois, Community Engagement

The faculty of the Women's and Gender 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 and Gender Studies program is an option for students majoring in any discipline. Courses are open to all interested students.