Coordinator: Assistant Professor Melinda Mills
The Women's and Gender Studies program at Castleton offers a major (BA.WGS) as well as a minor in the field.
The courses in the program cut across several subject areas. The emphasis is on encouraging students to think critically and on re-examining history and disciplines cross-culturally using a feminist perspective. Drawing upon academic areas such as media studies, history, education, economics, psychology, sociology, literary criticism, cultural studies, and anthropology, the program emphasizes and encourages interdisciplinary thought.
The field of Women's and Gender Studies raises important questions regarding the way we have organized ourselves, our chief cultural, economic, social, and political institutions, and knowledge itself. As an area of academic study, Women's and Gender Studies provides new frameworks that are sensitive not only to issues of gender, but also to issues of race, class, and ethnicity. By analyzing the powerful and problematic impact of gender inequalities, Women's and Gender Studies revises the way we see ourselves and our world.