Minor in Women and Gender Studies

The Women and Gender Studies program provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to studying women, gender, and sexuality locally, nationally, and globally.

Courses in Women and Gender Studies emphasize women's contributions to society and the social, economic, and cultural institutions that oppress and empower men and women.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Describe the sex/gender system in relation to intersecting structural constraints.
  • Discuss feminist and gender theories and methodologies in relation to feminist activism and practices. 
  • Analyze the different roles men and women play in the oppression and empowerment of women.
  • Illustrate women's contributions to culture, politics, religion, and the arts and sciences within the U.S. and across the globe.
  • Critically analyze, interpret, and integrate interdisciplinary source materials, and produce original scholarship in Women and Gender Studies.

The following apply to all minors:

  • A minor must be comprised of 18 credit hours taken at Webster University.
  • No course counted toward a major can also count toward a minor.
  • Students may have a major and a minor within the same department; they may not major and minor within the same area of emphasis.
  • Students must earn a grade of C- or better in any course they wish to apply toward a minor.

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