Minor in Women's Studies

Women's Studies Minor

Courses in Women’s Studies enrich students’ lives, studies, and future careers by expanding our understanding of women’s accomplishments and involvement in all fields of knowledge. By recognizing that no single subject can adequately address women’s diverse experiences, Women’s Studies interdisciplinary courses allow students of every major or minor field to complement and critique the traditional perspectives of the social sciences, the arts, humanities, and the sciences. 

Women's Studies Minor Map

Core Courses

Courses focus primarily on women and gender-related subjects (e.g. sexuality, gender roles, gender development) from a feminist/Women’s perspective. Students may evaluate the diverse situations of women (locally and globally), and examine the social forces that shape women’s experiences in these situations. The interaction of systems of oppression such as white supremacy, racism, capitalism, imperialism, sexism, heterosexism, anti-Semitism, and ableism are emphasized.

  • Introduction to Women’s Studies (200 level)
  • Feminist Methodology or Independent Research Project (300 level)
  • Feminist Theory (300 level)
  • Twenty hours of service learning taken in one or two Women’s Studies courses, or in a non-Women’s Studies course with approval of the Women’s Studies Coordinator. 

Electives

  • Two must be at 300 level or above
  • One must be in the Humanities
  • One must be in the Social Sciences
  • Electives may be in independent studies

Benefits of a Women's Studies Minor

Leadership Skills:  developed through internships, independent studies, seminars, social activism, and special projects in close relationship with committed faculty mentors.

Field Studies:  integrated into courses addressing women’s issues in countries ranging from Mexico to Morocco.

Service Learning:  through courses integrating academic study with volunteer work in public service agencies.

For help brainstorming about how your Women's Studies Minor from Rollins could contribute to a career in social change, explore our Changemaker Career Map, created in cooperation with AshokaU.

Women's Studies Courses offered for the Fall '13 Semester:

Coming soon! 

Please regard the official Women’s Studies Program Minor Map when planning for required core courses and electives.

Contact:

Dr. Kimberly Dennis

Women's Studies Coordinator,

Fall 2012 - Spring 2014

Phone: 407.691.1093

Email: KDennis@Rollins.edu

Office: CFAC 121C