- Minor in Women & Gender Studies (18 Credit Hours)
- Certificate in Women & Gender Studies (12 Credit Hours)
Who Would be Interested in Women & Gender Studies?
The minor or certificate in Women & Gender Studies complements the following majors and career paths:
- Business Management
- Creative Writing
- Health Care
- Political Science
- Social Work
Why Women & Gender Studies?
- Graduates with a Women & Gender Studies minor or certificate want to change the world!
- We effect change in areas where gender and sexuality politics create power imbalances, such as in equal representation in government.
- We generate intellectual discussion of inequalities such as in marriage equality and family rights.
- We combat injustice and unhealthy gender dynamics in any scenario, such as in domestic violence.
- We advocate for policy changes to ensure fairness toward everyone, regardless of gender or sexuality, such as in civic or workplace environment.
What Are the Requirements for the Program?
- For a minor in Women & Gender Studies, a student must complete 18 hours. Required courses are Introduction to Women & Gender Studies (WGS 201) and Feminist Theory and Practice (WGS 400). The student must also complete 12 hours of WGS electives.
- For a certificate in Women & Gender Studies, a student must complete 12 hours, with the required courses of WGS 201 and 400 plus 6 hours of WGS electives.
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Are There Scholarship Opportunities?
Charlotte Schmidlapp Scholarship: EKU Women & Gender Studies invites applications for three Charlotte Schmidlapp scholarships awarded during the spring semester. These awards go to the first-, second-, and third-place winners of the Herstory Conference Essay Contest. The recipient of the first-place award receives an all-expense-paid trip to the National Women Studies Association Conference in the fall semester, and the second- and third-place winners receive $500 and $300 scholarships awards deposited into their student accounts. All essays pertaining to women and gender history (including papers from any discipline with a cultural/historical component) are eligible for nomination for these awards.
Grise-White Scholarship: English majors with a minor in Women & Gender Studies who hold a 2.75 GPA are invited to submit an original piece of poetry or other genre of creative writing for the Grise-White Scholarship. Entries will be reviewed by a panel of Women & Gender Studies and English faculty for an award of $300 deposited into the student's account.