This interdisciplinary field, at the intersection of identity studies including race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, and religion, teaches students to think critically about the social origins and related politics of identity. Experiential learning and capstone projects help students work toward social justice and advocacy.
Are you fascinated with people who look for creative ways to change the world? Do you love the exchange of ideas between teachers and students how to be an engaged citizen? Women’s and Gender Studies at Keene State may be a good fit for you.
Discover Women’s and Gender Studies
Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field that prepares dynamic professionals who look for new ways of problem solving. Women’s and Gender Studies students gain critical skills: They learn to organize; to communicate complex ideas about social justice, theories, and frameworks; and to powerfully challenge stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Students in Women’s and Gender Studies are also offered:
- A mix of interesting academic courses and an activist focus
- Perspectives with real-world relevance nationally and globally
- Opportunities to do real research with faculty
- A community of feminism, around feminist issues
- Service learning opportunities
- Learning that complements many other majors
What Do Women’s and Gender Studies Graduates Do?
The Women’s and Gender Studies Major and Minor offers students an interdisciplinary liberal arts education that prepares them for a variety of careers and multitude of employment paths, including: Education, history, health, law, media, public relations and human resources, social and governmental service, policy work, and political advocacy. A student with a bachelor’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies will be well prepared for graduate studies as well as other post-graduate work.
Keene State Women’s and Gender Studies students have experiences that prepare them for meaningful careers, of course, but also for a lifetime of thinking critically and navigating the world around them – beginning with their lives on campus, and continuing out into the communities they build and live in.
Our core faculty come from a wide range of disciplines, with a wide range of perspectives. In addition, Women’s and Gender Studies classes are taught by affiliated faculty across campus who can address issues within their own frameworks and disciplines.