UA's interdisciplinary program includes a core of women's studies classes and a range of classes focused on women and gender from the humanities and social sciences. Students in women's studies are encouraged to debate assumptions, explore divergent viewpoints, and investigate the social, political, economic and cultural practices that produce and reproduce gender and women's status in society. Women's studies also highlights the necessity of understanding important social divisions other than gender, including age, race, economic status, sexuality and nationality.
The minor in women’s studies adds a strong complement to many majors. This program helps prepare students for careers in education, law, health, public administration and social services, as well as management and leadership positions in business or government.
Courses that count toward the minor in women's studies are taught by scholars from English, history, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, communications, psychology and more.
You have the opportunity to apply what you learn in women’s studies courses when you enroll for the Women's Studies Internship and work in campus or community organizations.
Required Courses — 8-10 credits
|3001:300||Introduction to Women's Studies||3|
|3001:490||Women's Studies Lecture Series||1|
|3001:489 or 493||Internship in Women's Studies -or-
Individual Studies on Women
Students must also take 12 credits of electives (below). One course must be taken from the approved classes in each of the following areas: humanities, social sciences, and fine and applied arts.
An additional elective should be selected from any of the Women's Studies or approved cross-listed courses. At least two of the non-core courses must be at the 300/400level.
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Specialists in women's studies are increasingly being used as consultants in higher education, industry, insurance companies and personnel firms for their training in understanding gender relations.
The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to: