Women's and Gender Studies

The Women's and Gender Studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor that draws from knowledge and expertise in the arts, humanities and social sciences and requires students to complete 18 hours of study. The goal of the gender studies minor is to examine the formation of gender as a social construct and cultivates openness, awareness and respect of others that may differ from you.

A minor in WGS prepares students to live and work in an increasingly diverse culture by encouraging students to become more reflective about their own lives and the lives of women and men worldwide. As the makeup of our society changes, individuals educated in critical theories and methods of WGS have highly marketable skills. This minor is especially valuable for students who plan to enter occupations in business, education, health care, media, marketing politics, law, ministry and social services. WGS also lends a valuable perspective to almost any scholarly field.

Courses a student might take include:

  • The Family: A Global Perspective
  • Foundations of Social Justice
  • Philosophical Issues in Feminism
  • Women in Christian History
  • Women Writers

For more information: Women's and Gender Studies