The Department of Gender and Race Studies (AAST, WS)
The Department of Gender and Race Studies offers an undergraduate major in African American studies and minors in African American studies (see p. 60) and women’s studies (see p. 100). The major and minor in African American studies are interdisciplinary and both national and transnational. They encourage students to engage in complex issues in unique ways that are often beyond the boundaries of traditional disciplines. The women’s studies minor also is interdisciplinary and is designed to provide knowledge of the roles and status of women in historical and contemporary society, to conduct and encourage research and writing by and about women, and to offer skills and information for increasing employment opportunities for women.