The Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) offers an interdisciplinary approach to exploring and examining women’s contributions to, and perspectives on, the past, present, and future human experience. An intellectual complement to any academic major or program, the minor in WGS invites intellectual inquiry, challenging students’ innate creativity and curiosity in considering the meaning and role of gender in human life. Students study the intersection of race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality in framing gendered realities throughout history.
In fulfillment of the minor in WGS, six courses, including Introduction to Women’s Studies (WS 201), are required. Five additional elective courses are chosen from at least three different academic disciplines.
Select five courses representing at least three different disciplines:
The WGS program annually awards the Mary C. Bryan Women’s and Gender Studies Award in recognition of exemplary student work that enhances understanding of the women’s experience. Named for Mary C. Bryan, esteemed Regis educator and feminist, the award invites creative works, scholarly papers, and honors theses for consideration. All Regis undergraduate students, irrespective of major or program, are eligible and encouraged to submit.