2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Women’s and Gender Studies Minor

Location(s): Henniker Campus

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(20 credits)

One course from each of the following three categories:

  • Representations of Women and Gender
  • Theoretical Perspectives
  • History and Social Change


  • Two Upper Level Women’s and Gender Studies Electives

Course Selection within the Three Required Categories:

Students can select from a number of possible courses within each of the three required categories of study. Possible courses within each category would include:

The following courses may count for credit in Women & Gender Studies:

History and/or Social Change

Additional courses may be available in consultation with the Women & Gender Studies advisor.

Awareness/Action Project

Students minoring in Women’s & Gender Studies will be required to engage in an Awareness/Action Project to complete the minor. This may be done in one of two ways:

  1. Each course offering in the Women’s & Gender Studies Program outlines an experiential/immersion component. When appropriate women and gender studies students may focus that activity on issues relevant to the minor.
  2. In consultation with the Women’s & Gender Studies Coordinator and appropriate W&GS faculty, students can choose to do an independent Awareness/Action project. Possibilities for these projects may include:
    • presentation of research open to the community, including presenting at Spotlight on Students;
    • presentation of women’s contributions to history and culture during Women’s History Month;
    • internships or community service with organizations committed to working for gender equality or dealing with issues of domestic/sexual violence locally, nationally, globally;
    • organizing community round table discussions relevant to the course of study in minor;
    • working with student organizations such as SOUP or Women’s Global Network to raise visibility and awareness of their goals, and assist in organizing community events.
    • working with appropriate campus groups and programs to address enhancing campus climate in relation to sex and gender.

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