Our women’s and gender studies minors gain a rich understanding of gender as a social construct – then use that understanding to break new ground in their personal and professional lives.

Women’s & Gender Studies Mission

Women’s and Gender Studies supports:

•    the liberal arts, emphasizing critical thinking and writing
•    the mission of the college by affirming the whole person through its innovative pedagogies, relevant theories and its importance in making sense of the world we encounter daily
•    concerns of social justice and human dignity

As a Catholic and Norbertine college, we at St. Norbert are invested in issues of justice and human dignity, issues that have always been integral to women’s and gender studies.

Alumna Perspective

“The first two courses I took toward my minor [in women’s and gender studies] changed the way I thought about literally everything around me, helping me describe and contextualize things I’d instinctively felt since I was young. That’s when I knew I wanted to pursue more than the minor the college offers in the field.” 

“When I realized that taking four women’s and gender studies classes while studying abroad would help toward fulfilling the 10-course requirement for a major and still allow me to graduate in May 2011, I talked with Dr. Crowley, my academic adviser and the women’s and gender studies program director, about proposing an individualized major.”

Kellie Herson ’11