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Gender Studies

Gender studies students explore gender and issues related to gender within a wide range of disciplines such as literature, political science, communication, sociology, history, health, and education. You will develop career skills through special problems and community service opportunities.
 

Gender studies emphasizes critical thinking, which can be applied to a multitude of careers. Having a minor in gender studies helps professionals to become aware of sexist, racist, and other biases in the business world. An education in gender studies makes one more sensitive and therefore more prepared to do all jobs with greater attention to ethical standards. There is growing demand in the professions of law, medicine, social work, teaching, counseling, and government service for expertise on gender issues. Perhaps most importantly, many gender studies graduates say that their education gave them the confidence to pursue careers traditionally held by men.
 

The purpose of the program is:

  • to inform students of the diversity of women's contributions across academic disciplines in a multicultural and global society;
  • to increase students' knowledge of the varied contributions of women throughout history;
  • to challenge students;
  • to use a variety of critical thinking and problem-solving skills to recognize and contend with gender inequality at the individual and social level;
  • to expand students' knowledge and consciousness regarding their choices in families, politics, work, and leisure.
 

Morehead on the Map

This talk addresses how national and international media portrayed pro-same-sex-marriage and pro-religious-freedom protestors and the future of LGBT and anti-LGBT organizing in Kentucky. Download the Morehead on the Map flier for more information.

 

SAGE (Student Association for Gender Equality)

SAGE is a student group on campus that encourages and promotes gender equality. We strive to provide a warm and welcoming environment for people to discuss and share any ideas, issues, or concerns about anything gender related. All are welcome and encouraged to attend a meeting. SAGE meets on Tuesdays at 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Rader Hall, room 221.  If you are interested in joining SAGE or have any questions, contact faculty sponsor, Dr. Bernadette Barton at b.barton@moreheadstate.edu.

SAGE email - SAGE.msu@gmail.com

 

Judy Rogers Art/Media/Writing Contest

Every year the Women's Studies program sponsors the Judy Rogers' Art/Media/Writing Contest. Successful submissions will offer original insights and/or novel approaches to problems in women's studies. This contest is held every spring and is currently only open to enrolled Morehead State University students. Prizes are awarded in four different categories: prose, poetry, visual art, and performance/video art.

For more information about this year's contest, contact Ann Andaloro at a.andaloro@moreheadstate.edu.
 

Options

This is not a degree program - it is a minor, but it compliments a variety of degrees in the humanities.

Program Requirements

You must meet MSU's admission requirements.

For a complete list of program requirements and additional course information, visit the undergraduate catalog website.

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Career Opportunities

Gender studies emphasizes critical thinking, which can be applied to a multitude of careers. Having a minor in Gender studies helps professionals to become aware of sexist, racist and other biases in the business world. An education in Gender studies makes one more sensitive and therefore more prepared to do all jobs with greater attention to ethical standards. There is growing demand in the professions of law, medicine, social work, teaching, counseling, and government service for expertise on gender issues. Many of our graduates use their degree as a foundation for graduate school or law school.
 

MSU's Career Services offers career planning, interview and resume preparation assistance, internship placement, and services to help you find a job after you graduate.

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