The minor or certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program which focuses on the understandings of women’s experiences and perceptions. It encourages you to understand and explore women’s contributions to knowledge, skills, and philosophies in a diversity of academic fields. It also encourages an understanding of gender and the complexity of sexual identification. At Indiana University East, Women’s and Gender Studies includes the humanities, social sciences, professional studies and the natural sciences, with special strengths in physiology and environmental sciences. The program promotes the development of creative problem solving through the critical thinking processes that move our society toward increased gender equity.
This minor is open to all students in all academic programs accommodating a minor. There are no prerequisites to the minor or certificate itself, although some courses may require an introductory course in the specific discipline before enrolling in courses to meet the requirements for the Women’s and Gender Studies courses.