Interdisciplinary Minor - www.uwgb.edu/wstudies
OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM:
Women's Studies explores women's past and present contributions to societies as persons, creators, and thinkers. It also explores the cultural, racial, and economic diversity of women's experiences as well as the scholarship concerned with the factors that affect women's lives.
Women's studies draws upon methods and content from a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, literature and the arts, biology, economics, history, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology. It seeks to extend students' intellectual development by helping them to understand women's accomplishments and capabilities, and by looking beyond the limits of traditional gender-differentiated roles.
WHO SHOULD HAVE THIS MINOR:
Any student may elect Women's Studies as a minor in addition to a disciplinary or interdisciplinary major. The minor is excellent preparation for further study in law as well as for graduate programs in areas such as women's studies, politics, history, psychology, social work, administration, literature, and education. Graduates with women's studies minors are working in a variety of fields: including business, child and family services, education, journalism, medicine, ministry, politics, and social service administration.
Some majors that work well with this minor are English, History, Human Development, Human Biology, Humanistic Studies, Public and Environmental Affairs, Social Change & Development, Education, Psychology, Social Work, and all of the Social Sciences.
WHAT'S UNIQUE ABOUT THIS MINOR AT UWGB :
- OPPORTUNITY. Students are encouraged to get involved in internships, where they gain practical experience in the field. This experience not only gives students an inside look into their field, but it also makes them more attractive to employers. Some common internship sites are (but not limited to) family violence centers, arts organizations, historical organizations, political advocacy groups, media projects, and women’s health centers in the area. Students with specific interests are also encouraged to do individual research projects with the guidance of appropriate faculty.
- GUIDANCE. The Women’s Studies faculty is highly involved in the students’ education, both inside and outside of the classroom. Students get the personal attention they need. The size of the faculty is quite large, which is quite impressive for such a small minor!
SKILLS & ABILITIES GAINED WITH THIS MINOR:
Women’s Studies prepares student to think critically about issues with which they will be faced all of their lives professionally and personally. The minor prepares students to better understand individuals, particularly but not only women, and the social structures that impact the lives of individuals. It also prepares students to think, research, and write while using strong interdisciplinary skills. Thus Women’s Studies is an essential component of a liberal arts education.
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS MINOR :
The minor is excellent preparation for further study in law as well as for graduate programs in women's studies, psychology, social work, literature, and education. Graduates with women's studies minors are working in a variety of fields, including business, child and family services, education, journalism, and social service administration.
Want to know more about the nature of the work, working conditions, earnings, training, and job outlook? Then check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook @ http://stats.bls.gov/ocohome.htm
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LINKS TO WEB SITES FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- National Women's Studies Association. Supports and promotes feminist/womanist teaching, learning, research, and professional and community. Homepage @ http://www.nwsa.org/
- University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian. This site contains information about the publications put out by the Women's Studies Librarian, guides to resources on the UW-Madison Campus in Women's Studies and numerous links to other web sites. Homepage @ http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/WomensStudies/
LINKS FOR MORE HELP:
- Be sure to visit the Women’s Studies department homepage @ http://www.uwgb.edu/wstudies/ for more information!
- For course listings and descriptions for Women's Studies and other disciplines, check out UW- Green Bay’s Programs of Study page @ http://www.uwgb.edu/catalog/undrgrad/programs.htm
- More help is available on-campus at the Career Services Office at SS 1600, 465-2163. Homepage @ http://www.uwgb.edu/careers
- Contact Academic Advising at SS 1600, 465-2362. Homepage @ http://www.uwgb.edu/advising
- Another service for UW System students on the Web is UW HELP On-Line. This service provides in-depth information on the programs of the UW System. You can find them at @ http://www.uwhelp.wisconsin.edu