Women’s and Gender Studies at Alma
The Women’s and Gender Studies minor at Alma College is an interdisciplinary program in which students develop a strong background in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences while examining topics and issues particularly concerning women, gender and sexuality.
The minor is purposefully flexible, so students can build it around a small set of core courses to be complemented with courses from a variety of departments. As they construct a minor based on their interests, students have many opportunities to create their own coursework through independent studies and work closely with faculty members. If you have questions about the minor or classes, please contact the program director, Dr. Chih-Ping Chen.
Since being added to the curriculum in 1992 as Women’s Studies, the Women’s and Gender Studies minor continues to challenge traditional assumptions and prepare students to think critically. Graduates of the program have gone on to pursue graduate study and achieve professional success in a variety of careers, including public policy, communication, education, activism and social work.