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Gender and Women's Studies Program

The Gender and Women’s Studies program prepares our graduates, future scholars and activists, to understand, navigate, and disrupt interlocking systems of oppression based on gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, social class, sexuality, nationality, and ability. Students actively engage in interdisciplinary courses that centralize intersectional feminist perspectives and pedagogies and foster community. Courses provide students valuable, marketable skills and opportunities, including internships, that complement any course of study or career path. Graduates work in a range of fields including medicine, social services, education, and business, and many continue to graduate school.

Why Rhode Island College?

RIC’s Gender and Women’s Studies Program is a vibrant, supportive community of learners that centralizes student voices and initiatives when planning courses, programs, and events. The program has been thriving at RIC since the 1970s, with particular attention to student voices and concerns. For example, the Queer Studies minor, is a new and exciting addition to the program initiated by students.

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Page last updated: October 29, 2020