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Women's Studies Emphasis (AA) - 60 credits

WHAT IS WOMEN’S STUDIES?

Women’s studies focus on women’s issues in history, politics, and cultural life.

WHY STUDY WOMEN’S STUDIES?

Coursework in women's studies is supportive of four-year degree programs in women's studies as well as the related fields of human services, education, American studies and other social sciences and humanities.

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A WOMEN’S STUDIES DEGREE?

Most participating students report that courses directly related to women's studies have had a profound impact on their lives.

By viewing world events and cultures through the filters of different genders, students can gain powerful perspectives on freedom and empowerment.

Women's studies majors learn to value the achievements of female leaders over the years while positioning themselves for their own cultural breakthroughs.

Careers in Women's Studies

Types of Jobs

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Individuals who focus on women's studies often work in the following profession:

  • College Cultural Studies Teacher

 

Skills Acquired

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Women's studies programs include topics such as:

  • Feminist theory
  • Race and social class
  • Gay and lesbian issues
  • Philosophy
  • Political science
  • Public policy

Degrees in Women's Studies

Coursework in this area is supportive of 4-year degree programs in women's studies as well as the related fields of human services education, American studies and other social sciences and humanities.

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Coursework in this area is supportive of bachelor degree programs in women's studies as well as the related fields of human services, education, American studies and other social sciences and humanities.

Required Courses

Incorporate the following Required Courses into the General Education/Minnesota Transfer Curriculum or Additional Course Requirements sections below.

Code Title Credits
WMST 1120 Introduction to Women's Studies 3
or ANTH 1120 Introduction to Women's Studies 3
or SOC 1120 Introduction to Women's Studies 3
WMST 1121 Women Across Cultures 3
or ANTH 1121 Women Across Cultures 3
or SOC 1121 Women Across Cultures 3

Completed three of the following courses:

Code Title Credits
BIOL 1125 Sex and Human Diversity 3
ENGL 1140 Gender and Literature 3
HIST 1131 Family: Sex/Gender/Power: A Cross-Cultural, Historical Perspective 3
PSYC 1106 Psychology of Women 3
SOC 1115 Sociology of Sex and Gender Roles 3

General Education/Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)- 40 Credits

*See MnTC Curriculum for specific course options

GOAL 1: COMMUNICATION - 2 COURSES 

GOAL 2: CRITICAL THINKING
(met by completion of all 40 credits of the MnTC)

GOAL 3: NATURAL SCIENCES - 2 COURSES (Select from two different departments; at least one must include a lab) 

  • Course #1
    (can be met by taking BIOL 1125)
  • Course #2 

GOAL 4: MATHEMATICAL/LOGICAL REASONING - 1 COURSE

  • Course

GOAL 5: HISTORY AND SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES -
2 COURSES (Select from two different departments)
This goal can be met by completing the 1120 and 1121 required courses from two different departments

  • Course #1 
  • Course #2 

GOAL 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS- 2 COURSES
(Select from two different departments

  • Course #1
    (can be met by taking ENGL 1140
  • Course #2

GOAL 7: HUMAN DIVERSITY - 1 COURSE

  • Course - met by taking required courses

GOAL 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE - 1 COURSE 

  • Course - met by taking required courses

GOAL 9: ETHICAL AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY - 1 COURSE 

  • Course 

GOAL 10: PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT - 1 COURSE 

  • Course 

Additional Course Requirements - 20 credits

  • One Health (HLTH) course.
  • One Exercise Science (EXSC) course.
  • Elective credits - additional course(s) numbered 1000 and above, if needed to complete the 60 credit requirement

 

Other Degree Requirements

  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for college-level coursework (courses numbered 1000 and above) completed at Normandale.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in the MnTC
  • Earn a minimum of 20 college-level credits at Normandale.