Trinity has been committed to the advancement of women since its founding. Where better to explore the critical history and the cultural power of women than Washington, DC, home to thousands of advocacy and non-profit organizations?
Follow in the steps of influential female leaders such as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi ‘62, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius ’70, and Chancellor of the New York City Public School System, Cathleen Black ’66, with a degree from the College of Arts & Sciences at Trinity. Round out your major with an interdisciplinary minor in women’s studies that will expand your knowledge of the role of women in shaping the political and cultural world around you and offer skills and strategies to instigate social change!
Women’s studies students expand their critical thinking and social activism skills with unique internships, coursework, and resources. Students investigate women’s lives, labors, and arts with courses like “African American Women’s History” and “Women in Popular Culture.” By studying the immense power of women in various cultures, students learn how that power relates to everything from third world development to politics to the current economy.
A minor in women’s studies prepares students for careers in many fields, including research, policy, government and nonprofit agencies, publishing, international affairs, education, and advocacy.
Students study women’s studies at Trinity as a minor, or as elective courses.