Women’s & Gender StudiesGender structures have shaped the lives of women and men of all races, classes, nationalities, religions, sexual orientations and abilities throughout history. Women’s and gender studies examines these constructs, analyzing their ramifications in both the past and the present.
As a student of women’s and gender studies, you’ll develop a rich understanding of gender and how it intersects with culture. It will open your eyes to issues of social justice and human dignity. In turn, you’ll see greater possibilities and potential for yourself and others.
At St. Norbert, you can minor in women’s and gender studies by completing six courses from the program’s interdisciplinary curriculum. The minor complements a major in any number of fields.
A Women’s & Gender Studies Degree at Work
Like any robust liberal arts program, women’s and gender studies fosters critical thinking, strong communication skills and an ability to lead. These skills, tempered by a nuanced understanding of gender differences and issues, are prized by graduate school admissions officials and employers alike.
St. Norbert women’s and gender studies minors have successfully pursued many different careers, either immediately after completing their bachelor’s degrees or following graduate study:
- Social worker
- Business manager
- Human resources specialist
- Affirmative action coordinator
- Family services administrator
- Community relations director
- Law enforcement officer
- Public policy specialist
- Political organizer
- Patient advocate
- Parent educator
St. Norbert’s Cassandra Voss Center serves the college and local community with resources and educational programming on women’s issues. The center’s events draw insightful speakers to campus and engages women in meaningful interaction.
You’ll also find the women’s and gender studies faculty eager to collaborate with you on independent research. Your scholarship in the field may earn you the Cassandra J. Voss Award in Women’s & Gender Studies.
As we do in every field of study at St. Norbert, we encourage women’s and gender studies minor to study abroad or pursue an internship. These experiences broaden your perspective in gender issues and equality.
“Programming at the center will be education-driven, but it can also be fun,” says Karlyn Crowley (English, WMGS), founding director of the Cassandra Voss Center for the scholarly exploration of gender and identity.