College Catalog: 2012-2013

School of Social Science and Human Services (SSHS): Women's and Gender Studies

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About the Minor

The minor in Women’s and Gender Studies introduces students to the remarkable international body of knowledge and creative work about women and gender which have emerged in the past generation.  Students work with questions and methods from many disciplines, focusing on the meaning of femininity and masculinity as social categories, and becoming acquainted with the ideas and history of feminism and gender in the U.S. and worldwide.  Courses in Women’s and Gender Studies are often settings which enable students to formulate educational and career objectives based on a clearer sense of their social world, their own strengths, and their special values.  The minor is a logical component of a student’s preparation for a career in law, business, public health, the social services, and teaching.

Requirements of the Minor
  1. At least 1/2 of the courses fulfilling a minor must be distinct from the student’s major. That is, three of the five courses required for a minor cannot be used towards fulfillment of major requirements. A school core does not need to be completed for a minor. Minors are open to students regardless of school affiliation.