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Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Minor

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary academic field devoted to the study of topics concerning women and men, gender and sexuality, feminist theory and research, social history, public health, and women’s and men’s participation in the arts and popular culture. The Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies minor offers an interdisciplinary program that allows students to develop critical thinking skills in relation to the scholarly pursuit of knowledge about women, men, the history of feminism, and the social construction of cultural variables, such as gender, sexual identity, age, and race and ethnicity.

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies attract students of both sexes because it endeavors to expose unexamined attitudes about cultural variables including gender, race and ethnicity, class, age, sexual identity, etc. The Women’s and Gender Studies minor is an asset in the job market for women and men in both the public and private sectors as women increasingly pursue diverse vocations and careers and find it necessary to examine and to validate their positions as the number of women as supervisors, co-workers, and clients continues to grow. As rigid gender roles become more fluid, men also seek to understand the meaning of these changes for their academic work and lives.

This Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program is part of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences.

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Contact Info

Physical Address:
Archie Phinney Hall, Room 310

Mailing Address:
Leontina M. Hormel, Director
c/o Sociology & Anthropology Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 1110
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

Phone: 208-885-6735


Web: women-gender-sexuality


Physical Address:
112 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
Interdisciplinary Programs
University of Idaho
Admin. Bldg. 112
P.O. Box 443154
Moscow, ID 83844-3154

Phone: 208-885-6426

Fax: 208-885-8964


Web: Interdisciplinary Programs