2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 21, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor


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Coordinator: Dr. Anthony F. Mangieri, Ph.D.

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program is an interdisciplinary minor that approaches the human experience by considering the impact of gender and sexualities.  The minor (18 credits) examines the intersection of complex relations among gender, sexualities, power, race, class, ethnicity, identity, and other cultural forms of difference.  This individually tailored program allows students to explore service-learning opportunities and to examine how issues of gender and sexualities apply to their fields of study, including nursing, business, art, education, politics, social work etc.  Within their practical fields of study, students discover the broader issues of social justice, the mission of the University, and the dignity of the individual.

In addition to the four departmental Student Learning Outcomes, there are three Student Learning Outcome that are specific to the minor:

  • Acquire an understanding of foundational theoretical texts and their significance in the study of women, gender, and sexualities.
  • Develop a personal understanding of the complexities of issues of gender, sexualities, power, race, class, ethnicity, and identity across disciplines.

Participate in community-based experiences that raise social consciousness.

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the ways in which local and international communities are affected by immigration, the environment, violence, racism, and/or gendered injustice.
  2. Evaluate multiple perspectives on contemporary issues at the local and global levels.
  3. Apply interdisciplinary research methodologies to solving unstructured problems.
  4. Create effective Mercy-based solutions to a specific environmental or sociocultural problem.
  5. Acquire an understanding of foundational theoretical texts and their significance in the study of women, gender, and sexualities.
  6. Develop a personal understanding of the complexities of issues of gender, sexualities, power, race, class, ethnicity, and identity across disciplines.
  7. Participate in community-based experiences that raise social consciousness.

Elective Courses


The elective courses must be selected from the list of approved classes.  Students must take elective classes in at least two different disciplines. 

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