Gender Studies

TYPE: Minor
DEPARTMENT: Social Inquiry Department

LOCATION: On-Campus

General Description

Gender Studies looks at the way gender influenced the way we interact with each other and are impacted by society's expectations.

Through discussion, research, self-exploration, and reading, you will explore this question and seek answers as you analyze feminist ideology and constructions of gender and sexuality across cultures.

Examine conversations, controversies, and connections among a range of feminist thinkers through readings and films.

As you learn and explore, you will work to raise awareness and transform the university and the community through teaching, learning, and social action on issues and impacts of gender.

Program Outcomes

Through a minor in gender studies at UW-Superior, you will:

  • Be able to analyze and examine femininity and masculinity
  • Be able to relate social structures and institutions to inequality and recognize them in current issues
  • Understand other social differences intersecting with gender
  • Be able to employ experience as a tool for evidence for developing an understanding of power, privilege and disadvantaging

Career Opportunities

In our global, multicultural world, employers seek people who are aware of and informed about current issues of gender and sexual diversity.

Use your minor in careers such as:

  • Human services administrator
  • Advocate for victims of domestic violence and hate crimes
  • Coordinator of a women's health clinic
  • Artist
  • Director of a human rights organization
  • Communications consultant
  • Congressional aide
  • Social service director
  • Journalist
  • Law enforcement office
  • Energy conservation manager
  • Musician
  • Novelist
  • Psychologist
  • Social worker
  • Public health educator
  • Union organizer

Did You Know?

  • The Gender Studies minor was originally established in 1976 as women's studies.
  • This unique, interdisciplinary program features courses and teachers from a broad range of academic fields.
  • The Gender Equity Center located in Swenson 1031 provides informational resources and serves as a place for students of all genders and sexual identities to meet, talk and study.
  • An annual essay contest provides prizes and a public reception and reading for students' writing on gender studies topics.
  • The gender studies program sponsors speakers and events throughout the year.

Gender Studies Links

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