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Overview

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Quincy University's Women's and Gender Studies minor arises out of a growing consensus concerning the legitimacy and value of the field of women's and gender studies.

The courses which constitute this minor enable you to gain knowledge about women and men, their experiences, the social and cultural forces that shape their lives, and their changing roles in past and contemporary societies and cultures. The courses are drawn from various academic disciplines and seek to examine and evaluate assumptions and theories about women and gender in those disciplines. They also seek, by focusing on gender, to develop an expanded vision of human abilities and potentials.

Contact Us

For more information about the Women's and Gender Studies program, feel free to contact:

Dr. Wendy Beller
Chair of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences
217-228-5432 ext. 3030
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Courses

WGS 270-9 - Women's and Gender Studies Special Topics
Credit Hours: 3


WGS 370-9 - Women's and Gender Studies Special Topics
Credit Hours: 3


WGS 480 - Women's and Gender Studies Practica
Credit Hours: 1-3

Program Requirements

The minor consists of eighteen semester hours at least twelve at the 300-400 level. See individual descriptions under departmental offerings for prerequisites. Courses that may be counted toward the minor include the following:

  • COM 352 Women, Minorities and Media (3)
  • COM 354 Gender and Film (3)
  • CRJ/SWK 221 Gender, Marriage, and Family (3)
  • ENG 385 Literature by Women (3)
  • HIS 322 Women and Gender in History (3)
  • PHI 351 Feminist Philosophy and Theology (3)
  • PSY 340 Psychology of Women (3)
  • PSY 342 Psychology of Human Sexuality (3)
  • WGS 270-9 Women's and Gender Studies Special Topics (3)
  • WGS 370-9 Women's and Gender Studies Special Topics (3) WGS 480 Women's and Gender Studies Practica (1-3)

In the Women's and Gender Studies Practica students will be placed in appropriate settings. Approximately 50 clock hours of work are required per credit hour.

Other courses, including special topics courses or honors courses, whose foci would be consistent with the goals of the program, may be counted toward the minor. These courses might include exploration of feminist theology, feminist ethics, women in the arts, etc.

Consult the Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities for information concerning this program.

Active Learning Opportunities

Quincy University's academic program places special emphasis on real-world experience. Women's and Gender Studies students enroll in a required practicum in which they work and gain experience in professional work settings. You will also have a multitude of opportunities for active learning through your major, including an internship, class projects, field trips, or research.

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