The aim of the major in gender studies is to provide a framework for examining gender in societies. The major focuses on the experiences of women and men of various races, classes, and cultures in history, society, science, and the arts.
- Coe's Gender Studies program is interdisciplinary, ensuring that you will explore how gender operates in a wide variety of contexts.
- Every Gender Studies major completes a "capstone course," a large part of which is a self-designed research project on a topic in Gender Studies or an internship at a local social service agency.
- Recent capstone projects have involved the local AIDS education agency, the local women's shelter, working with teen parents, hosting a discussion group at a local assisted living facility, and starting a reading group for women in the community.
- Recent Gender Studies courses have treated topics such as queer theory, masculinities, gender and anthropology, and spiritual approaches to gender.