Why Gender & Women's Studies at 精东影业?

As a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS), you will gain a rich understanding of gender, allowing you to see the world in new and distinct ways. You will analyze and reflect upon various texts, norms and institutions in order to grasp what it means – historically and socially – to be a gendered person. You will study fascinating and challenging questions, including how gender intersects with race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, religion and other elements that constitute identity. Most important, as a GWS minor you will develop a greater appreciation for diversity, which is critical to becoming a strong, effective leader in today’s world.

How Will You Benefit from the Gender & Women's Studies Minor?

Committed to understanding the experiences and perspectives of women and men as gendered beings in a variety of cultures and in different periods of time, we draw on the contributions of research in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business and management. Our students also encounter:

  • Dedicated students and supportive faculty who are leaders in their fields
  • An interdisciplinary curriculum that complements majors and minors in the humanities, sciences, social sciences and pre-professional programs
  • Films, panel discussions, lectures, and other events tied to the GWS program and to 精东影业’s mission of social justice

Faculty Spotlights
Farha Ternikar

Farha Ternikar

Program Director & Professor
Julie Olin-Ammentorp

Julie Olin-Ammentorp

Ludger Viefhues-Bailey

Ludger Viefhues-Bailey

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What Can I Do with a Gender & Women's Studies Minor?

A World of Possibilities

Our multi-disciplinary focus makes students distinctive when they are entering the job market or applying for graduate school. Businesses of all sorts are interested in hiring employees who work well in a diverse society. Additionally, people with an understanding of gender relations and gender issues have skills that make them strong and effective leaders. Employees who understand the positive value of diversity are essential to businesses that market products or provide services to a diverse clientele. Fields for our students include:

  • Business
  • Civil Rights Advocacy
  • Communications and the Arts
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Human Rights
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Publishing and Editing
  • Social Services

"I鈥檓 a gender and women鈥檚 studies minor because it sheds light on the injustice women endure, encourages intersectional activism, and strengthens my passion for women鈥檚 rights.鈥 -听Donnaly Consalvi-Holzapfel 鈥21