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Minor in Women’s Studies

Minor in Women’s Studies

By choosing Ursuline, you’re making a values statement – that you believe in strong women leaders and that you aspire to be one of them.

Tack on a women’s studies minor to any course of study to further explore your values. You’re going to study great women leaders in art, history, literature, music, philosophy, and theology. You’ll contemplate the impact society and our norms have on women, here in the US and around the world. You’ll research, read, and dialogue about contemporary women’s issues as they relate to career, pay, family, healthcare, and more. You’re going to become an advocate for the women you serve in the profession you choose.

 

Outcomes of this program

  • You’ll gain a theoretical and practical knowledge base through interdisciplinary coursework that includes research on gender issues and scholarship by and about women of various racial, ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds
  • You’ll develop an empowered voice, and become a more socially conscious, ethically-motivated citizen of the world.

 

By choosing Ursuline, you’re making a values statement – that you believe in strong women leaders and that you aspire to be one of them.

Tack on a women’s studies minor to any course of study to further explore your values. You’re going to study great women leaders in art, history, literature, music, philosophy, and theology. You’ll contemplate the impact society and our norms have on women, here in the US and around the world. You’ll research, read, and dialogue about contemporary women’s issues as they relate to career, pay, family, healthcare, and more. You’re going to become an advocate for the women you serve in the profession you choose.

 

Outcomes of this program

  • You’ll gain a theoretical and practical knowledge base through interdisciplinary coursework that includes research on gender issues and scholarship by and about women of various racial, ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds
  • You’ll develop an empowered voice, and become a more socially conscious, ethically-motivated citizen of the world.

Understanding the role of gender in society will prepare you as an advocate for social justice and equality in any career path you choose. The interdisciplinary nature of the minor allows you to pursue your interests on the topic of gender while building research, writing, and analytical thinking skills and refining your values. If you anticipate a career where you’ll be working with women or women’s issues, this is a great opportunity for you.

Just some of the jobs you might pursue with a minor in Women’s Studies:

To minor in Women’s Studies, take the following classes:

  • Women’s Studies 201 – Intro to Gender Studies (also fulfills a requirement in the Ursuline Core Curriculum)
  • Women’s Studies 401 – Culminating Seminar (also fulfills a requirement in the Ursuline Core Curriculum)
  • Four additional courses of your choice, all taken from different departments, which might include:
    • Art 250 – History of Women in the Arts
    • English 219 – United States Women’s Literature
    • English 248/348 – Latin American Literature
    • History 216 – History of African American Women
    • History 240 – Ordinary Women 1500 to the Present
    • History 320 – Women of the Renaissance
    • Music 233 – Women and Music
    • Nursing 331 – Societal Impact on American Women’s Health
    • Philosophy 370 – Philosophy of Women
    • Philosophy 371 – Women Philosophers
    • Religious Studies 366B – Women’s Spirituality
    • Religious Studies 366D – Theology of the Family

 

Read course descriptions and learn about additional requirements and options in the Course Catalog.

Mary Frances Pipino, Ph.D.

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