Women’s and Gender Studies

Ripon College offers a minor in women’s and gender studies. This vigorous field seeks to uncover and understand the effects of gender categories and sex roles on our history, knowledge, cultures and individual experiences. The curriculum draws on the insights of a new generations of scholars and teachers who encourage analysis of all gender roles in critical and creative ways. Women’s and gender studies encourages a reexamination of traditional methods and concepts, supports new kinds of research, and allows students to better understand the changing roles and behavior of men and women in the contemporary world.