Women's & Gender Studies | Minor


Rosana Blanco-Cano

Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz


Women's & Gender Studies Minor
Trinity University
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212-7200

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Women's and Gender Studies at Trinity explores the cultural construction of gender and sexuality. This interdisciplinary program offers courses from a wide range of academic fields and generally attracts a diverse group of students who bring their passion for activism, equality, and empowerment to the classroom.

Offered as a minor, the program requires 19-semester hours with 79 courses to choose from across academic sections taught by faculty from all disciplines, including English, Modern Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, Political Science, and sociology and anthropology. Courses in the program examine gender and sexuality in the context of race and class, global and domestic politics, religion, and critical theory through literature, visual arts, and other media. The classes are designed to give students the critical skills and intellectual training they need to ground their personal and political concerns.

Women's and Gender Studies is a program that offers opportunities for experiential learning from participation in Women's History Month, Gay Pride Week, and programming through a number of campus organizations.

By successfully completing the program, students cultivate skills and contacts invaluable to their careers, characters, and adult lives. Though the program is still relatively new, recent alumni have pursued careers in child-welfare advocacy, law, and education among others.

Faculty Profile

Rita Urquijo-Ruiz, assistant professor of Spanish

Latino Lit

Spanish professor Rita Urquijo-Ruiz introduces students to Latino culture through music, short stories, and performance art