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What can I do with a Women's and Gender Studies Minor?

A Women's and Gender Studies minor is a great fit for almost every major that Avila offers. One reason is that it offers the best of a liberal arts education: it teaches students how to read and write carefully, how to analyze, and how to engage in critical thought. Yet Women's and Gender Studies deals with far more than just these important skills. Women's and Gender Studies students understand the role that sex, gender, race, and class play in society. They are able to recognize bias and oppression, to talk about the nature of the power relationships within society, and to critically analyze trends in our culture. Because of this ability to engage in critical social thought and their ability to value diversity, many employers are enthusiastic about applicants who hold a Women's and Gender Studies minor. 

The Women's and Gender Studies minor is an 18 hour minor. PL 326 and IS/WS 210 are the only required courses for the minor; the remaining 12 hours should be chosen from WGS courses with the advisor's approval. No more than six hours may be earned from the same discipline, and at least six hours of the minor must be taken at the 300 or above level. View Avila's Women and Gender Studies courses. No major is currently offered.

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