Women's Studies at The Woods
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.
Women's Studies Minors find that their particular interests in women's issues mixes very well with major areas of study in:
- Human Resource Management,
- Paralegal Studies,
- Computer Information Systems,
- Media Studies,
- Humanities, or
- any of the performing and visual arts (art & design, music, or theatre).
Benefits of Being a Women's Studies Minor
What is gender studies? As a Women's Studies Minor you will:
- become a member of an all-female learning team to address issues of particular concern to yourself and other women.
- develop confidence in your analytical and critical skills, better enabling yourself to meet challenges with the courage that comes from deep understanding.
- become acquainted with concerned and experienced faculty who share your interest in women's lives and experiences, eager to work with you in linking your major area career choices to your special interest in women's lives and concerns.
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".