What are the cultural and legal debates surrounding same-sex marriage? Of sex-segregated facilities? Of reproductive rights? Why is there a gender wage gap, and how does it manifest differently among African American, Latina and white women?
A minor in Gender and Women’s Studies will provide you with the language and tools to understand some of the most pressing issues in the world today involving equality and human rights.
By viewing gender through an interdisciplinary lens (historical, psychological, rhetorical, religious, sociological, literary, artistic and biological), you will understand the ways in which gender identification and representation influence individuals and societies, and you will be able to ask and answer questions using critical analysis and tools centered around race, class, gender and sexuality.
Interning with a community organization committed to gender and/or sexuality equity, you also will have the opportunity to apply classroom theories to real-world situations.
Maryville College Works is our comprehensive career preparation program that is integrated into the College’s four-year liberal arts curriculum. Key components include assessment, advising, networking and professional experiences.
The Maryville Curriculum, often called the “core” curriculum, consists of 51 credit hours. Some general education requirements are completed by virtue of the student’s major; others may be met by demonstration of competence. Note that some courses meet requirements in more than one domain.
|Approved Existing Classes for New Core|
|First Year Seminar||FYS110|
|Composition & Speech||ENG110 & ENG120|
|Second Language||Completion of a 120 course in second language (e.g., SPN120, etc.)|
|Creative Arts (CA)||ART102, ART103, ART110, ART121, ART124, ART125, ART126, ART140, MUS140, THT101, THT140,
3 hours credit in any one of the following:
MUSE12, MUSE13, MUSE14, MUSE15, MUSE16, or THT204
|Culture and Intercultural Dynamics (CD)||WRC370 or an approved study abroad program
PSY249/INT249: International Child Welfare: Switzerland
SUS249/ENV200: In Search of Hygge Through Design and Sustainability in Scandinavia
EXP200: India’s Identities: Religion, Caste, and Gender in Contemporary South India
PSY200: Celtic Connections with Appalachia
|Ethical Citizenship in the World (EC)||ETH490|
|Historical Reasoning (HR)||ART212, ART311, HIS149, MUS313 or THT316|
|Literary Studies (LS)||ENG160, ENG170, ENG180, ENG181|
|Mathematical Reasoning (MR)||STA120, CSC111, or MTH125|
|Empirical Study of Person and Society (PS)||ECN101, INT201, ECN221, PLS211, PSY101, or SOC101
PSY/INT249: International Child Welfare: Switzerland
|Religion, Spirituality and Critical Thought (RS)||PHL149, REL130, REL140, REL149, REL212|
[Students must complete 2 courses: 1 life science (SL) and 1 physical science (SP). One of the 2 courses must include a lab]
|(SL) BIO111, BIO112, BIO113, BIO115, BIO149, or BIO/EXS 217, EVS101
(SP) CHM111, CHM121, CHM149, PHY101, PHY149, PHY201
|U.S. Pluralism(US)||ASL307, EDU412, ENG180, ENG181, GWS101, HIS131, HIS132, HIS305, MUS312, PHR321, PSY228, PSY/NSC248, PSY334, SOC101 (If taken at MC only), SOC222, SOC271, SOC315 or one of the following courses:
EXP200: Sounds of Appalachia
HIS149: Latin Americans in the United States
HIS149: The American Civil War, Emancipation and Reconstruction
HIS149: American Social History through Cookbooks
HIS149: Long 1960s in America
HIS149: New York City Immigration: A Cultural History
PSY249/PLS249/SOC249: Diversity in the U.S.: Borders, Fences, and Walls
PSY249: Diversity in America: San Francisco Case Study
PSY249: Psychology of African American Relationships in the U.S.
REL149: American Christianities
REL211: The American Religious Experience (The Past, Present, and Future of Evangelicalism in America)
SOC149: The Road to Justice
THT 249: African American Theater