Women's Studies

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Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that focuses on gender as a significant cultural and cognitive category.

 Employers value a Women’s Studies minor because it indicates that a student has an awareness of and sensitivity to gender issues.

The minor prepares students for fields such as communication, counseling, criminology, education, health, journalism, law, politics, psychology, and applied sociology and positions such as personnel specialist, affirmative action officer, crisis intervention specialist, family and youth services provider, or legal advocate. Students interested in graduate school will also find a minor in Women’s Studies valuable for further study in English, History, Social Sciences, and Law.

To complete the minor, students must take History 130 (Introduction to Women’s Studies) plus 5 additional courses drawn from at least 2 different disciplines. These courses often overlap nicely with chosen major fields. For Fall 2015, Women's Studies minors can choose from the following courses:

WMST 130/HIST 130: Intro to Women’s Studies

HIST 332: Women and Religion in America

COM 400: Gender, Culture and Communication

ENG 220: Literature and Gender

WMST 385/MDIA 335: Gender and Media

POSC 214: Gender and Law

PSYC 331: Psychology of Women

SOC 336: Social Inequality

Special Topics Courses:

SPAN 392: Latin American Women Writers in Translation

 For more information about the Women’s Studies minor, contact Kristin Bayer (Kristin.Bayer@marist.edu) or Angela Laflen (angela.laflen@marist.edu)