Women’s & Gender Studies Minor
Why Study Women’s and Gender Studies
Anyone interested in gender issues, and especially in exploring women’s contributions and concerns — past, present and future — as well as anyone committed to equality and advancing the status of women should consider enrolling in the Women’s and Gender Studies program. This minor
prepares you to work with a wide variety of people and to meet changing social needs.
Why Study Women's and Gender Studies at Ship
Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program that examines the diverse experiences of women in the US and globally, both past and present. Many courses in the program also critically examine the meanings of gender as a culturally constructed category of identity. The core courses and wide
range of electives explore the intersections of gender, race, class, ethnicity and sexuality, as well as the social and cultural institutions that shape women’s and men’s lives.
Courses investigate previously neglected materials, and apply new methodological, critical and theoretical approaches in order to analyze and explain the role and status of women in society, and the impact of gendered practices within societies and cultures.
In the Women’s and Gender Studies program at Shippensburg University, you will gain an increased understanding of human diversity, especially gender diversity that will help prepare them for our continuously changing global society. You will acquire knowledge and
experience that will complement and enhance any major field of study through:
- Electives in areas of interest
- Extracurricular activities
- Leadership and service opportunities
Shippensburg University graduates with multicultural women’s and
gender studies experience will have an advantage in the job market.
Increasingly, employers seek applicants with knowledge of both gender
issues and cultural diversity. The Women’s and Gender Studies Minor will
prepare you to work with a wide variety of people and anticipate their
changing needs. Our graduates have found opportunities in:
- Business administration/management
- Health fields
- Social work
- International affairs