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Overview of Women's/Gender Studies Program

Elon's Women's/Gender Studies program offers engaging courses that analyze women's lives, men's lives, gender, inequality and sexuality from a variety of different disciplines, enabling students to integrate their learning and put their knowledge into action.

Through experiences in and out of the classroom, the W/GS minor increases awareness of how gender intersects with ethnicity, nationality, race, socioeconomic class, religion, sexual orientation and age. Our students develop critical thinking skills when considering gender that will translate into a habit of analysis about the world they occupy. W/GS minors integrate knowledge across disciplines and seek to connect knowledge to the world around them.

A minor in W/GS complements any major and contributes to students' personal growth. W/GS minors pursue careers and/or graduate education in areas such as English, History, Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, Business, Political Science, Communications, and many other fields. An independent major in Women's/Gender Studies is also possible.

"In terms of why I chose to become a W/GS minor, there are many reasons. First of all, gender and sexuality constantly surround us as human beings. Instead of being more or less indifferent to it, why not learn about it? Taking W/GS courses has completely changed my world view..."

See recent highlights and accomplishments of the WGS program in this 2012-2013 WGS brochure.

For more information about the program, please contact the program coordinator, Kim Epting.