The women’s and gender studies minor familiarizes students with the scholarship on gender that has developed in almost every academic field over the past three decades, transcending disciplines and challenging traditional ways of teaching and conducting research.
The minor addresses challenging androcentric bias in thought, language, and social and intellectual systems; rethinking central Western dualisms (e.g., mind/body, subject/object, thinking/doing).
Students learn to critique all forms of oppression, including class, race, sex, sexual-affectional preference, first-world/third-world violence, militarism, ecological destruction, political inequality, and hierarchies of power.
Like all Hartwick students, women’s and gender studies minors learn by doing. They study in small classes with expert faculty. They travel the world. They get ready for meaningful careers and interesting lives. They thrive.
Women’s and gender studies minors are employed in wide variety of interesting fields, and many go on to study at the most prestigious graduate schools in the nation.