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  • Women's and Gender Studies

    The Women’s and Gender Studies program provides a unique, interdisciplinary study of women’s roles in society and culture and the impact of gender on important issues, such as the workplace, health care, family life, politics and education. Courses are taught by a variety of professors from across the university to offer a diverse blend of historical, social, artistic and scientific perspectives on the study of women and gender. New additions to the curriculum include an online Women’s and Gender Studies Minor and a Women and Science Certificate that is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of equality and diversity among science- and health-related fields.

    The program helps to foster a strong sense of community through student organizations such as TRIOTA (Women’s Studies National Honor Society) and the Campus Feminist Organization, and through the Women’s Center, which offers a supportive environment to socialize and share ideas and works to educate the campus community on ways to eliminate barriers, prejudice and bigotry. The interdisciplinary curriculum paired with the program’s underlying philosophy of respect, equality and empowerment prepares students to become leaders and influencers of positive change in a wide array of professional fields.


  • On (Re)Claiming Education topic of colloquium

    Friday, April 1 | 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Women’s Center – 154 Bridges The last Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium talk will feature Dr. Sara L. Puotinen who will discuss “On (Re)Claiming Education: One Story, lots of questions, some lists and an invitation from an Undisciplined Feminist Troublemaker Educator.” “In this talk, Dr. Puotinen tells […]

    Please join WGS in the first spring semester colloquium talk

    Raymond Rea from the School of Media Arts and Design will present “LGBT Authorship in Film/Video” on Friday January 22, 2016 from 11:45am-1:00pm in the Women’s Center 154 Bridges. Rea will examine the question, “how is film different when authorship is internal?” by screening several short films authored by and about various LGBT populations. Please join […]

    Kandace Creel Falcón one of 20 participants in the Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices Class of 2015

    Kandace Creel Falcón, Director of Women’s Studies was accepted into the class of 20 participants of the Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices Class of 2015. “The WMC Progressive Women’s Voices is the premiere media and leadership training program serving women in our country. The 20 women will be training in Washington, DC in July.” […]

    MSUM alumnus, Troy White, presenting at “How to Survive: A Conversation” this weekend

    Troy White, an MSUM mass communications graduate of 1996, is a featured presenter for this weekend’s “How to Survive: A Conversation” event surrounding the release of the book “Authentic Voices: How We Survive” and 10-minute film screening by the same name. White will be speaking Friday night. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in Richard […]

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