Women's and Gender Studies

Women's and Gender Studies

About Us

About the Women Studies Minor

The Program in Women and Gender Studies at Millersville University is dedicated to incorporating new scholarship on women and gender into the university curriculum. Active in the classroom—as well as in the laboratory, the archive, and, the field—faculty and students work together to investigate women’s experiences and gender relations across a wide array of disciplines. Students probe how social, historical, and psychological forces, organized by gender, shape individuals, communities, and societies. Learning about the diverse experiences of women of different economic classes, sexual orientations, and cultural, and racial backgrounds, students transfer the critical and analytical skills they develop in the study of gender and society to their other classes and beyond the classroom to other activities on campus and in the broader community. Courses and events sponsored by Women and Gender Studies provide valuable resources for all members of the university community (students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumnae).

In the classroom as in our research, we reach across divisions of historical, political, economic, representational, technological, and scientific analysis in order to offer students innovative methods and theories that enhance the broad reach of their studies and their everyday lives.
 Many students identify courses in the Women and Gender Studies Program as among the most exciting and enlightening they take at Millersville. The women and men who enroll in our classes each semester find their background in Women and Gender Studies to be a valuable resource for their professional development and lifelong intellectual growth. Graduates have found themselves well prepared to pursue advanced degrees and training in the professions, to gain employment in community service agencies, to engage in artistic expression in the creative arts, and to assume leadership roles and positions in business and government.

Contact Us

Somerset House

Location

Second Floor of Somerset House George St. Room Number: 203

Contact Number

Tel: (717) 871 - 7480

Contact Email

Frederika.Schmitt@millersville.edu 

Listserv

To add yourself to the listserv, click on the Contact Us tab to the left and click on the link. Then add your email address and name. If you have any difficulty please contact Dr. Frederika Schmitt. 

Course Requirements

Click below to view the Courses and Requirements in the undergraduate catalog. View PDF