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Minors Snapshot - Women's and Gender Studies

Description:

The minor is a part of Cross Disciplinary Programs.

The women's and gender studies minor is an 18 credit hour cross disciplinary program that explores the scholarship related to gender and equity issues affecting women. In particular, women's and gender studies is concerned with gender as it intersects with multiple categories such as race/ethnicity, sexuality, economic class, and age. This concern is framed by recognition of increased globalization and technological growth impacting social institutions and gendered identities. Students in women's and gender studies will develop academic frameworks for understanding gender, diversity, and social justice, and they will acquire knowledge and skills that prepare them for careers in advocacy and communications. This minor includes one required course, WGS 200. The remainder of the program incorporates many academic fields.

Offering Academic Unit: The Office of Cross Disciplinary Studies and Diversity Engagement

Academic Unit Website: http://www.jmu.edu/cds/regional-and-area-studies/index.shtml

Undergraduate Catalog Website: http://www.jmu.edu/catalog/15/minors/wmst.shtml