Gender and Women's Studies at Bowdoin College is an interdisciplinary program that incorporates into the curriculum recent research done on women and gender. Women's Studies combines the scholarly traditions of each field in new and productive ways to develop a culture of critical thinking about sexuality, gender, race, and class. Courses in Gender and Women's Studies investigate the experiences of women in light of the social construction of gender and its meaning across cultures and historic periods. Gender construction is explored as an institutionalized means of structuring inequality and dominance. The program offers a wide range of courses taught by faculty members from many departments and programs.
The 1993-1994 academic year marked the first time in which students could pursue either a major or minor in Women's Studies. (A minor was established in 1988, and previously students could self-design a major.) Almost a decade later, over seventy students have graduated with a major or minor in Gender and Women's Studies.
Location: Boody-Johnson House, 256 Maine Street
Program Administrator: Anne Clifford
Program Phone: (207) 725-3834
Program Fax: (207) 725-3659
Address: Gender and Women's Studies, 7100 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011