Women's and Gender Studies Minor
Are you passionate about issues that disproportionately affect women in a negative way in our society and around the world? If you want to add expertise to your degree and expand your social consciousness, consider our minor in Women's and Gender Studies.
What You'll Study
With the Women's and Gender Studies minor, you'll spend time exploring issues of relationships, double standards, women’s health care, discrimination, abortion, maternity, sexual issues and orientation, and a variety of others that affect women worldwide.
Women's studies are interdisciplinary, having arisen in the U.S. concurrently with the political and societal changes championed by the “second wave” women’s movement of the 1960s-70s. “The personal is political,” a slogan coined in the movement's early days, corresponds to the goals of general education—to help students grow beyond individual concerns into empowered citizens.
Complementing majors in psychology, sociology, social work, English and history, the minor prepares you for a career in women’s health centers, counseling, rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters, non-profit organizations and social work.