Our minor can be paired with any major. Our graduates work in many fields, including:
WGST minor Mintshis Vang reports that her courses have
“help[ed] me understand the [ . . . ] achievement of women in history.”
She looks forward, as a major in International Studies, to traveling widely after graduating and using her minor to understand “the societies, economies, and government issues” she will encounter.
Minor Chris Steines notes the usefulness of the program to help him
“understand how components of gender, sexuality, race, class, and other identities interact to create systems of oppression that are damaging to our whole society” and feels that understanding these systems can help us “progress towards a more equitable world.”
Another Women’s and Gender Studies minor, Britt Johnson chose her minor
“because I found that it was truly my passion. The emphasis on social justice is evident in . . . the WGST courses. . . . . I can see how WGST relates to day to day life and the interactions and relationships between people.”
As an on campus Diversity Programmer, Britt has found the material she has learned in WGST to be useful preparation. After graduation, Britt plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in WGST in order to teach at a university or run a non-profit.