Women's Studies Minor
The Women's Studies Minor at MSUB is a dynamic, interdisciplinary program that allows students to develop expertise in a wide range of subjects. Students take a required introductory course (WGSS 274) and a required Senior Thesis Capstone (WGSS 499). The remaining credits are made up of electives from across the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
The field of Women’s Studies is interdisciplinary, sourcing from anthropology, art, education, history, literature, psychology, and sociology, among others. The curriculum reflects this orientation. This program equips students with critical thinking skills and an understanding of historical perspectives. Students learn about gender inequality, the formation and enforcement of gender roles, the LGBTQ+ community, feminism, and the intersection of gender, race, class and other identities.
The minor in Women's Studies will prepare students for occupational and societal success across a range of fields including, but not limited to: Art and Literature, Communications, Philosophy, History, Education, Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice, Native American Studies, Social Work and Counseling, Advocacy, Community Organization, Public Relations, Public Administration, Languages, Economics, Math, and Biological and Physical Sciences. Women's and Gender studies signifies to employers an understanding of diverse social issues, intersectionality, and social inequalities. As a result, career opportunities are diverse. Graduates are currently working in the fields of law, education, social work, business, healthcare, and more.
For more information about the Women’s Studies program, please contact the Department of History or Jennifer Lynn, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Center (657-2922, email@example.com).
|WGSS 274||Women, Culture & Society *||3|
|WGSS 499||Senior Thesis/Capstone 1||3|
|Select five courses from the following:||15|
|The History of Women in Art|
|Diversity in Criminal Justice|
|Gender, Crime and Justice|
|Gender, Media, and Society|
|Gndr, War & Film:Eur 1648-1945|
|Women & Lit|
|Women, Philosophy and Religion|
|Psychology of Gender|
|Sociology of Gender Roles|
|Other courses which may be used to satisfy Restricted Elective requirements:|
|Total Minimum Credits||21|
May satisfy General Education requirements.
Service Learning in Women’s Studies
Certain courses in this program have prerequisites; students should check the course descriptions for required prerequisites.