Women and Gender Studies

This interdisciplinary program is taught by faculty from a variety of departments and allows you to graduate with a minor in Women and Gender Studies.  

What You'll Study

About the Minor

About the Minor

The Women and Gender Studies minor gives you the opportunity to earn an undergraduate minor in the program in three different pathways. You decide which pathway you want by identifying the introductory course you wish to take. Based on the introductory course you take, you can register for a Women's Studies pathway, a Gender Studies pathway, and a Women and Gender Studies pathway.

Women's Studies

Women's Studies

This Pathway focuses primarily on gender. You will take Introduction to Women's Studies and a capstone, as well as 4 other courses of their choosing.

Topics covered include:

  • Anthropology of Women
  • S. Women’s History
  • Psychology of Women
Sexuality Studies

Sexuality Studies

This Pathway focuses primarily on sexuality. You will take Introduction to LGBTQ Studies and a capstone, as well as 4 other courses of their choosing.

Topics covered include:

  • Gender and the Mass Media
  • Changing Roles of Male & Female
  • Humanities Seminar-Gender and Performance
Women and Gender Studies

Women and Gender Studies

This Pathway focuses on both gender and sexuality. You will take Introduction to Women's Studies, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies, and a capstone, along with 3 other courses of their choosing.

Topics covered include:

  • Philosophy of Feminism
  • Women, Technology, and the Information Age
  • Women’s Health Issues
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Program Highlights

  • Scholarships: We are excited to offer a scholarship for Women and Gender Studies minors made possible by the generous gift of Associate Professor Emerita Virginia Martin. For more information on the scholarship, please contact wgsminor@lockhaven.edu
  • Virginia Martin Gender Issues Essay Contest: We hold an annual essay contest, open to all current LHU students. The winners of the contest are announce at the annual Let Her Voice Be Heard, one of the events that WGS co-sponsors. The Virginia Martin Gender Issues Essay Contest is made possible by a gift from Associate Professor Emerita Virginia Martin who retired from the LHU English department and is an early pioneer of the Women's Studies program at LHU.
  • Let Her Voice Be Heard: This annual reading of writings by women is held in partnership with other campus clubs and organizations. The program invites students to read their own work, or work by female writers, and is usually held at a local café.
  • Denim Day: Since 2014, LHU has participated in Denim Day. A grass-roots movement, Denim Day is an international response to an Italian Supreme Court's decision that a young woman had not been raped because she was wearing jeans and would have had to help remove them. To participate, simply wear jeans as a reminder that clothes are never an invitation to rape. There are also "Denim Day" stickers across campus to wear in support of the movement.

Want to Know More?

Women and Gender Studies

Dr. Tara Mitchell, Coordinator
314 Robinson Hall
(570) 484-3866

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