2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
    Sep 30, 2020  
2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s and Gender Studies Minor

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Women’s and Gender Studies Overview

Clark launched its Women’s Studies program in 1979. In spring 2006, the university approved the Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) major. The WGS major provides students with a solid foundation in women’s studies and gender analysis, introduces them to a range of disciplinary approaches to women and gender, and helps them to develop an area of specialization within the field. Courses stress the importance of social ideas and relationships such as those shaped by gender, ethnicity, race, and class to better understand individual and collective experiences, past and present. The major requires a minor in another field (and encourages a double major) in order to reinforce connections with existing majors.

For more information, please visit the Women’s and Gender Studies Department’s website.

Minor Requirements

Students who wish to obtain a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies must take a minimum of six (6) WGS courses distributed as follows:

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  • Four additional courses listed as part of the WGS program (it is recommended that these include both social sciences and humanities). Two of these courses must be at the 200-level.
  • A one-credit internship, special project, or advanced research seminar in WGS. All internships include readings and a faculty supervisor.

Women’s and Gender Studies Faculty


María Acosta Cruz, Ph.D.
Michael Addis, Ph.D.
Nada Ali, Ph.D.
Margarete Arndt, D.B.A.
Kiran Asher, Ph.D.
Belén Atienza, Ph.D.
Denise Humphreys Bebbington, Ph.D. - Director
Parminder Bhachu, Ph.D.
Sarah Buie, M.F.A.
Michael Butler, Ph.D.
Marcia Butzel, Ph.D.
Cynthia Caron, Ph.D.
Nicola Curtin, Ph.D.
Carol D’Lugo, Ph.D.
Judith DeCew, Ph.D.
Gino DiIorio, M.F.A.
Jody Emel, Ph.D.
Patricia Ewick, Ph.D.
Rachel Falmagne, Ph.D.
Odile Ferly, Ph.D.
William Fisher, Ph.D.
Ellen Foley, Ph.D.
Beth Gale, Ph.D.
SunHee Kim Gertz, Ph.D.
Abbie Goldberg, Ph.D.
Janette T. Greenwood, Ph.D.
Betsy P. Huang, Ph.D.
Fern Johnson, Ph.D.
Esther Jones, Ph.D.
Lisa Kasmer, Ph.D.
Sharon Krefetz, Ph.D.
Thomas Kuehne, Ph.D.
Nina Kushner, Ph.D.
Deborah Martin, Ph.D.
Deborah Merrill, Ph.D.
Meredith Neuman, Ph.D.
Amy Richter, Ph.D.
Juan Pablo Rivera, Ph.D.
Heather L. Roberts, Ph.D.
Dianne Rocheleau, Ph.D.
Laurie Ross, Ph.D.
Robert J.S. Ross, Ph.D.
Srinivasan Sitaraman, Ph.D.
Valerie Sperling, Ph.D.
Ora Szekely, Ph.D.
Shelly Tenenbaum, Ph.D.
Robert D. Tobin, Ph.D.
Alice Valentine, M.A.
Virginia Mason Vaughan, Ph.D.
Kristen Williams, Ph.D.
Kristina Wilson, Ph.D.


Cynthia Enloe, Ph.D.
Susan Hanson, Ph.D.
Paul Ropp, Ph.D.
Barbara Thomas-Slayter, Ph.D.


Serena S. Hilsinger, Ph.D.
Dorothy Kaufmann, Ph.D.

Women’s and Gender Studies Courses


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