Women’s and Gender Studies Minor

Are you interested in learning the stories of women from around the globe and studying cultural assumptions about gender, race and class? The women’s and gender studies minor at Goshen College enables students—both women and men—to gain a new perspective on their experiences in a gendered society.

This minor will equip you with the tools to identify factors that constrain women’s lives. You’ll work with our stellar staff to examine gender through the lens of literature, history, popular culture, sociology, religion and more. You can also join the Goshen Student Women’s Association (GSWA), a student-run club whose mission is to build community and create a safe space to discuss women’s issues and other concerns. When you enter the job market, organizations will value your unique, informed perspective on contemporary issues related to gender.

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Goshen Monologues to share stories of women

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Goshen College women share stories at first Goshen Monologues event - The Elkhart Truth

Friendship, family and faith are among the issues that will be explored in the first Goshen Monologues event.

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Women's Studies students published in Timbrel

Read what Women's Studies grads and majors have to say about women and the Mennonite church.

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Women's Studies in Costa Rica

Learn more about how Professor of English Beth Martin Birky has returned several times with students in recent years to Costa Rica to interview and collect the stories of women's organizations and businesses.

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