Women's Studies at The Woods

We offer a minor in women's studies for the campus program, and through online classes in our online degree program, Woods Online.

Women's Studies Minors at Saint Mary-of-the -Woods College have an interest in the history of women's roles and status, a wish to understand and share present experiences, a passion for women empowerment and eyes on improving women's lives. This minor requires 18-21 hours of study. It is designed to provide students with great flexibility in pursuing personal interests, requiring 6 hours of core courses along with 12 to 15 hours of electives. Three of these elective hours must be at the 300-level or above.

View course requirements for the Women's Studies Minor.

Women's Studies Minors find that their particular interests in women's issues mixes very well with major areas of study in: 

Benefits of Being a Women's Studies Minor

What is gender studies? As a Women's Studies Minor you will:

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As a Women's Studies minor, you will have the opportunity to both create and participate in campus activities and events. We try to plan special events in recognition of women's history and achievements, to invite speakers on current topics of concern regarding legal, social, and health issues, and to conduct discussions about films. Students are always encouraged to network with local women's organizations and to actively participate in events such as the annual "Take Back the Night" march and "Race for the Cure".