will the Women's Studies Minor do for students?
A Women's Studies Minor prepares students to make
valuable contributions to society throughout their lives. Part of that
preparation involves heightening awareness of and respect for the
contributions and perspectives of diverse sectors of society by inviting students
- both men and women - to explore the questioning of those who have been
neglected, in large part, in our standard curriculum.
How do students participate?
As an interdisciplinary endeavor, the minor in Women's Studies offers courses
in several fields. In addition, with the support of Student Affairs staff,
students are encouraged to apply classroom learning through participation in
co-curricular activities and programs.
The minor requires the completion of 18 credits. WMST/CORE 155, Women in
American Society, is required, but is not considered a prerequisite to taking
the other courses. The remaining 15 credits can be selected from a variety of
courses that are described in the college catalog. link to the catalog course
For a listing of current offerings, click
In addition, with special permission, courses not normally listed as “Women's
Studies” courses can be adapted to count toward the Women’s
Studies minor by focusing research and other assignments on issues related to
women and gender. This can be done by contacting the relevant course
instructor and the Director of Women's Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Because of the cross-registration agreements with College Misericordia and
University, King's College students may also take Women's Studies courses
at those institutions. However, students pursuing the Women's Studies Minor
at King's should first consult with the Director of Women's Studies to ensure
the course satisfies the established criteria for inclusion in the program.
How do students enroll in the Women's Studies Minor?
Because the courses which count towards the Women's Studies Minor are part of
the regular curriculum, students register for courses with academic advisors.
It is helpful for planning and communication purposes that a student also
complete an initial declaration of minor form at the Registrar's Office. For
further advice on planning to participate in this minor, students are
encouraged to consult with the Director of Women's Studies, Dr. Robin Field,
English, at Ext 5771 (email@example.com).
Students also are invited to "sit in" on any of the courses
offered as part of the Women's Studies Minor. Contact the relevant instructor
or the Director for more information.
Can a student major in Women's Studies at King's?
Working with the Director, most students may design an individualized major
in Women's Studies. This can be a student's first or only major, or it may be
a second major program. As with any other major at King's, a student must
complete the requirements of the CORE curriculum and meet the minimum of 120
hours for graduation while designing her or his program.
How does a faculty or staff member participate?
All members of the King's community who have an interest in advancing the
equality of women and men are invited to join the Women's Studies Committee
in planning events and co-curricular programs and in implementing the growth
of the academic program. The Committee seeks to work in a truly collaborative
fashion with other departments and offices on campus that promote respect for
diversity of experiences and perspectives. Please contact the Director if you
have an idea for a program that you would like Women's Studies to co-sponsor.
If you would like to have a course you teach (or are developing) included
in the Women's Studies Minor, please see the criteria
listed at this link.
Is there help for research in Women's Studies?
Dr. Brian Pavlac's Home Page offers useful links for research
in women in history.
The Corgan Library web site offers links to Internet Resources in Women's
Some campus policies concern issues sometimes discussed in Women's
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