North Central College - Naperville, IL

Program and Degree Options

You can successfully combine a minor in gender and women’s studies with courses and programs of study in any field. Some of our recent graduates have also completed programs of study in education, history, English and journalism, psychology, speech communication, religious studies and sociology.

For the minor, you will take 21 course hours comprising a mixture of foundational courses offered through the GWS program and electives housed in departments such as English, history, sociology, political science and speech communication.

Your courses might include
• GWS 230 Gender in Judeo-Christian Tradition
• GWS 301 Human Sexuality: A Clash of Values
• HPE 272 Sport and Art: Representations of American Masculinity
• SCI 345 History of Women in Science.

Faculty from all areas of the College teach in the program. If you want to major in gender and women’s studies, a faculty member will work with you to design an individualized program that relates to your personal and professional goals.