Women’s Studies Minor aims to create an interdisciplinary framework in which
students can learn about the ways gender relates to sex, race, age, and
class. Women’s Studies offers alternative ways of looking at our political,
economic, social and cultural roles and assumptions, focusing on the roles
women play in these areas. This format
should both complement and supplement the established curriculum, while
encouraging the process of applying those issues explored in Women’s Studies
to a practical setting.
WOMEN’S STUDIES MINOR GOALS
• Develop a global perspective that recognizes the political, economic
and cultural interdependence of all societies and people.
• Identify the specific contributions and perspectives of diverse
sections of society.
• Recognize and act upon the values formed during the study of the
complex interrelations between gender and social life.
• Appreciate different ways of knowing and living, and affirm
individual experience as a legitimate source of knowledge.
WOMEN’S STUDIES MINOR
• Understand feminist views and theories and apply them in their
and demonstrate familiarity with the relationships among gender, cultural heritage,
race, ethnicity, creed, or other conditions that may lead to inclusionary and
and analyze significant trends, problems and situations as they relate to
Courses offered as part of the minor should:
• Focus the
majority of course material either on women and their experiences or on
current research and interpretations by scholars of race, ethnicity, class
and culture, including non-traditional theories of knowledge and methods of
examine the social forces that shape women’s experiences.
gender as a social construct that may help analyze relationships, social
customs, and institutions.
pedagogical strategies that encourage participatory learning, personal
growth, social awareness, and open exchanges of views for all students.
How to Get Involved:
Integrating Women’s Studies courses into the current curriculum
will not only benefit students, it will also allow professors to teach course
material from a different perspective.
Teaching a Women’s Studies course can be a truly rewarding experience.
Faculty members and students can also adapt courses not normally listed as
“Women’s Studies” to count toward the minor.
If you are interested in incorporating a course into the Women’s
Studies curriculum, please contact Dr. Robin Field (x5771 email@example.com).