Why Study Women's, Gender and Sexualities Studies?
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Women’s, Gender and Sexualities Studies (WGSS) equips students with critical skills, fosters the development of ethical and engaged citizenship and inspires them to work toward the goal of a just and equitable society for all people. A truly interdisciplinary minor, the UW-River Falls WGSS Program utilizes personalized learning, passionate faculty and vibrant programming to provide a well-rounded perspective for all students.
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Skills and Learning Outcomes
- Nurture problem solving, quantitative reasoning, communication, teamwork, team building and critical thinking skills, along with global and ethical awareness.
- Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to promote a sense of community among fellow students, staff, faculty and the local community.
- Utilize and apply critical tools for intellectual inquiry to question dominant assumptions.
- Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- Employ concepts to enhance inclusive well-being and work toward a just and equitable society for all people.
Types of Courses
- American Ethnic Women Authors
- Gender and Art
- Gender Issues in Science
- LGBTQ Literature
- Psychology of Human Sexuality
- Sociology of Family
- Women, Crime and Justice
- Women, Film, and Society
- Women's History: United States
WGSS minors graduate with degrees in a wide variety of areas and can seek roles across the career spectrum. Fields that utilize a WGSS education may include:
- Social Activism or Social Work
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