An In-Depth Look at the Societal Contributions of Women
The contributions women have made to society are numerous, but so often forgotten or downplayed. Courses in Women's Studies at St. Francis College reclaim and re-frame the meaning of women's roles and achievements.
The minor in Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary track that looks at history, sociology, culture, and much more as a way to understand the ways in which sex and gender function in our world.
The Women’s Studies Minor is an outstanding complement to any major, helping students learn to examine topics such as work, parenthood, and creativity through the lens of gender.
The minor in Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary program of study focusing on the roles of women and gender in society. By looking at the biological, psychological, and social aspects of women and gender within different cultures and professions, the minor endeavors to highlight women’s contributions to literature, the arts, and the sciences. An integration of coursework and cultural events will deepen an appreciation for women’s struggle for independence and equality and for the way gender operates in daily life.
Goals & Objectives
Develop a historical perspective of women and their struggles for independence and equality.
Understand the role of gender in culture and society.
Examine gender roles and balance of power differentials across different settings.
Endorse critical thinking and writing about women/gender issues as they are reflected in various disciplines.
Promote cultural events that support an appreciation for women and their roles in cultures, societies, and institutions.
- High School diploma