About the Women's Studies Minor
Develop a greater respect for diverse populations - and understand yourself better, too.
Reconsider your assumptions about women, men and gender as you enhance your degree with a minor in women's studies from California University of Pennsylvania.
This 21-credit minor program gives you a framework for examining your experiences and identity within the context of individual, family, national and global systems.
The women's studies curriculum encourages you to analyze the complex intersections of individual and cultural factors, such as gender, sex, race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, age, religion and ability. You will examine how these factors relate to power, oppression and social justice, and affect:
- Intimate relationships.
- Family responsibilities.
- Paid work and unpaid work experiences.
Think deeply about issues that shape your view of the world.
Cal U students in the women's studies program engage with interesting and timely topics. They explore factual information and then consider how it influences their views of life, love, women, men, media, politics, healthcare and much more.
These topics are both intriguing and invigorating, students say. The women's studies curriculum also requires students to reflect, personally and professionally, on what they have learned through their formal education and social/cultural experiences. This makes the women's studies minor a meaningful addition to any academic major.