Petra Schweitzer, Professor of Comparative Literature
Henkel Hall, Room 213, (540) 545-7380, [email protected]
The Gender and Women’s Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that crosses traditional academic boundaries, pedagogical perspectives and student experiences. The program offers a comprehensive study for students interested in the construction of gender, femininity, masculinity, sexuality and intersectionality. Affiliated faculty offer exciting courses across all disciplines analyzing social and cultural relations through the lens of Gender and Women’s Studies. A minor in Gender and Women’s Studies complements any major by expanding students’ knowledge and understanding of the human experience and what it means to be gendered. Students who minor in GWST will be well prepared for careers in the arts, education, communication, politics, law, business, health, human services, counseling, community advocacy and affirmative action programs.