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In fall 2009, the Women's and Gender Studies program was relaunched with a new curriculum. But the study of women and gender has a long history at Marquette, dating from the early 1980s when the grass-roots women's faculty group ALPHA lobbied for and won Marquette's first program in Women's Studies -- the point of origin for the rich and varied network of research and teaching about women, gender, and sexuality at Marquette today. See WGST students discuss the major: http://www.marquette.edu/wstudies/media/wgst.mov

Currently, the WGST major can be either a primary or a secondary major. 30 credit hours are required:

Exploratory Courses enable students to recognize and explore issues having to do with
gender as they arise within particular disciplines.

Examples include:

Integrative Courses combine theory with practice or link distinct subjects together.

Examples include:

WGST Minor:

18 credit hours are required, including WGST 1001 as well as at least one exploratory
course and at least one integrative course, with courses distributed among at least three disciplines.


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Women's and Gender Studies Mission Statement

Marquette University's Women's and Gender Studies Program offers a primary or secondary major and minor that promote a critical, feminist, and cross-cultural understanding of gender and power in a global context and across disciplinary boundaries. Read more.