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Women and Gender Studies

Undergraduate Bachelor Programs

Minor in Women's Studies and Leadership

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The minor in Women's Studies and Leadership (WST) offers an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and critical understanding of women and issues relating to gender including the practice of leadership. Courses focus on the intellectual, political and cultural life of women in a variety of social and historical contexts. The minor provides students with a strong theoretical and empirical background in women’s studies with particular focus on understanding the intersection between gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, culture, nation, inequality, and women’s roles in society. The program emphasizes women as agents of social change through leadership and policy making. The interdisciplinary nature of the minor exposes students to a diversity of approaches and views on gender and women’s issues.

The Women’s Studies and Leadership minor is well suited for students who are interested in pursuing advanced academic work in M.A. and Ph.D. programs, professional schools in law, business or medicine as well as for those students planning a career in public service, advocacy or social activism.

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