The Women's and Gender Studies minor at Carlow fosters new scholarship in order to understand the cultural history of gendered experiences, as well as to debate gendered situations today.

Women’s and gender studies incorporate interdisciplinary concepts and methods and question masculine biases across the disciplines. The courses explore the historical condition of women, the interpretation of women and gender in the various disciplines, the present and future position of women in society, and issues of intersectionality, such as race, gender, social class and sexuality.


Through the program at Carlow, you take courses that will involve examining contemporary and historical research about and creative productions by women; raising questions relevant to women and gender in global cultures; discussing sex role relationships and basic social assumptions regarding gender roles; and doing research and creative productions about gender issues.