mission of the women’s studies minor program is to encourage students to
understand and deal constructively with women’s issues by examining them in the
context of their own personal experiences.
women’s studies minor is an interdisciplinary program integrating new
developments in business, criminal justice, history, literature, psychology,
sociology, the arts, and the health sciences. It examines the often
unacknowledged contributions of women within these fields and analyzes gender
in culture and society to offer new and challenging ideas about the nature of
knowledge and how we think about the world. Women’s studies encourages students
to make connections among various fields of learning and to understand and
respect differences not only in gender, but also in race, class, sexuality,
ability, and religious affiliation.
student in the women’s studies program at Viterbo learns how systems of
privilege and inequality affect women’s lives, explores women’s issues directly
related to her/his major field of study, and applies feminist principles to
serve women in the La Crosse community.
Women’s Study Minor
- WMST 100 or VUSM 290 and 400
- 15 credits from the core and support
courses below. Nine of the 15 credits must be taken from the core courses.
courses – ARTS 200, CRMJ 345, ENGL 346, 347, HIST 352, 353, 355, 380, MGMT
385, MUSC 200, NURS 351, RLST 352, SOCL 310, VUSM 252, 280, WMST 286, 288, 351,
courses – PSYC 110, 320, SOCL 320, 330, 345, 353, 430, any VUSM 200
level course (except 252, 280, 290); PSYC 487, SOCL 149, 249, 349, 487 may also
be used as support courses with prior approval of the women’s studies
The total credits of the
minor requirements are 21. Transfer course and waivers and/or substitutions
could modify these credit totals.