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Updated 2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog

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Women’s Studies Gender Studies examines the gendered diversity of human experience.  It uses the lens of gender to explore stratification, colonization, power relationships and cultural stereotypes, and it encourages a sense of empowerment through an examination of commonality and diversity.  Through an interdisciplinary program of courses, students will explore the role of gender and its practical implications for their basic life experiences.  Students will extend their learning beyond the classroom through community engagement and social action, and they will have an opportunity to explore how their future careers are gendered and how their perceptions affect career expectations.

Note: The Women's Studies minor is especially complementary to majors in Social Work, Applied Psychology, Sociology, English, Humanities, Criminal Justice, Health, and Political Science. It is also useful in preparation for diverse professional environments such as business, education, law, and medicine and for graduate study in women's studies.

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Recommended High School Courses
Women's Studies
Gender Studies
Areas of Interest
Community Service
Ending Gender Violence
Ending Poverty
Environmental Concerns
Gender Equity
Grassroots Activism
Peace and Justice
Politics and Social Change