Women's and Gender Studies Major
THE MARQUETTE Women's and Gender Studies Major
CONCENTRATIONS. Begin your women’s and gender studies major or minor with a multidisciplinary introductory course that prepares you for one of the broadest areas of study at Marquette. Define your own emphases as you design your course of study. Then, integrate your academic experiences and test your ideas in the real world — where you’ll make valuable contacts — in our innovative capstone course.
"One of the gross misconceptions about feminism is that it's only about women. But in order for a woman to live freely, men have to live freely, too." — Susan Faludi, author of Stiffed
You might like the women's and gender studies major if you:
- Want to ask new questions and re-evaluate the traditional focus of many disciplines
- Delve into gender relations
- Explore ways in which gender-based divisions affect the growth of women and men
- Are interested in the role of women in politics leading into the 21st century
What can you do with a major in women's and gender studies?
Marquette's women's and gender studies major is excellent preparation for graduate and law school, public opinion analysis, social work and numerous other fields. Learn more about what you can do with a major in women's and gender studies.
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Suggested curriculum for a Women's and Gender Studies Major
This major can be a primary or secondary major.
Perspectives on Women in Society
INTEGRATIVE COURSES — FOUR
These combine theory with practice or link distinct subjects together.
- Mass Media and the American Family
Women, Crime and Criminal Justice
Economics of the Family
Urban Health (offered occasionally)
Childhood in America (offered every other year)
Politics of Race, Ethnicity and Gender (offered
every two years)
Psychology of Gender Roles (offered annually)
Race, Gender, Medicine (offered annually)
EXPLORATORY COURSESThese enable students to explore women’s and gender studies issues as they arise within particular disciplines.
Women and Men in Cross-cultural Perspective
Introduction to Schooling in a Diverse Society
Survey of Women’s Literature
Culture and Health
Psychology of Prejudice
Women in the Bible