Women's and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to promote the study of gender, women's experiences, and various feminist theories across the college curriculum. Courses help develop critical thinking, written and verbal skills and an understanding of multicultural and global perspectives, and teach how our daily lives are impacted by issues related to gender, sexuality, race, class, ethnicity, and social justice.

Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies

Requirements for the minor in Women’s and Gender Studies:

A student may elect a minor in women’s and gender studies by completing the following requirements:

  • WOST 2000 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies (C- or higher)
  • WOST 4000 Senior Project (C- or higher)

Three approved women’s and gender studies courses with multidisciplinary breadth, as approved by the Director.

Courses in Women's and Gender Studies

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WOST 2000 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies (4 sem. hours).

This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the field of women’s and gender studies; to the questions raised by the study of women’s experiences; to the intellectual debates surrounding the issue of gender; and to the role of these fields in the various liberal arts disciplines.

WOST 4000 Senior Project (1–4 sem. hours).

This project consists either of an independent study with an instructor in the student’s major or a teaching practicum in the Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies course.

WOST HI–HII Honors Project 1 and 2 (1–4 sem. hours).

  • Kathryn Hahn

    Kathryn S. Hahn

    Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience; Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Minor



    B.A., University of Tennessee; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arkansas

    Kathryn S. Hahn, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at Millsaps College. She received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and earned in M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She regularly teaches applied courses such as Abnormal, Social, Test and Measurements, Personality, Clinical Psychology, and History and Systems in addition to enjoying even more specialized courses such Worry/Anxiety-Related Disorders and Clinical Reasoning (Science vs Pseudoscience).

    Hahn's clinical specialty and teaching focus on the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral intersect of psychopathology. She has authored several articles and professional presentations related to the role of information processing biases and emotional dysregulation in the development and maintenance of anxiety and depression. She enjoys inspiring and guiding student interest in both the science and application of psychology.