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This program is designed to provide support to students who wish to specialize in gender issues, and to provide a coherent academic program in Gender Studies which is well integrated with other disciplines and departments. All students are greatly benefited by exposure to analysis and study of the way in which gender affects the various aspects of their lives, including their careers and the way in which careers impact home and leisure.
The Gender Studies minor examines the roles of men and women in modern society. The core courses include those that focus on women’s studies and on gender issues in our society. Electives examine gender roles within the context of other topics. These courses provide supporting background and assist the student in integrating the interdisciplinary minor with career goals.