Jul 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Women’s Studies Minor

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Department Contact:

Program Director: Dr. Lori Woods, lwoods@francis.edu 

Program Description:

A Women’s Studies minor complements many different majors, such as nursing, physician assistant, social work, education, political science, and psychology. A Women’s Studies minor can help to customize the undergraduate experience, preparing students for various careers involving issues of diversity and social/political difference. The Women’s Studies minor consists of a total of 18 credits, 3 required credits and 15 elective credits, to be chosen from the SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, and VALUES options listed below. 

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Through the SKILLS courses, students will learn the skills necessary for the consideration of women’s roles and positions in society.
  • Through the KNOWLEDGE courses, students will gain a broader knowledge of the various foundational aspects of women’s roles and positions in society.
  • Through the VALUES courses, students will learn to value the various contributions, roles, and positions of women in society.

Total Credits Required:

18 credits

Elective Courses:

Five courses chosen from the options below. Other courses may be approved with the program director’s approval (see Dr. Woods).

  • Credits must come from 3 different academic disciplines
  • 9 credits must be at the 300 level or higher
  • Chosen courses must cover each of the following categories:  Skills, Knowledge, Values
  • An internship or independent study is encouraged

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