A Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) minor must successfully complete 20 credits in WGS-approved courses, at least 12 of which must be completed at the College of St. Scholastica. Required courses include WGS 1011 (Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies), WGS 4555 (Seminar/Practicum in Women's and Gender Studies) — a "service learning" course that features a seminar paper grounded in feminist theory and related work on gender, race, and class dynamics.
The WGS program offers both research and internship opportunities, particularly for those enrolled in the minor. The minor seminar/capstone course (WGS 4555) requires a fifteen-page paper of original research in women's and gender studies, as well as the completion of a thirty-hour practicum. Practicums have been completed at Safe Haven, PAVSA, and the Duluth Building for Women.
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Third Wavers strives to combat the inequalities that women face as a result of their age, gender, sexual orientation or economic status. By living their motto that “the fight for social justice ignores no one,” the group works to empower individuals at the College by increasing community awareness about gender-equity issues.
Through the promotion of social environments, activities, events, education, and activism, the Queer Straight Alliance works to enhance the quality of life for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender and queer students.
Speak Up! seeks to educate the College community about the issues of sexual assault and domestic violence and encourage students to do what it’s name says — Speak Up!