Women’s and Gender Studies (WMGST)

Women’s and gender studies students explore scholarship about women and gender across cultures and throughout history to examine intersections of gender, race, class, sexual orientation, nationality, ability, religion, and age. The program fosters critical thinking skills that encourage students to become active and ethical participants in career, family, social life, and community.

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Typical First Year Schedule

Fall
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • Foreign Language
  • GE/Elective
  • GE/Elective
Interim
  • GE/Elective
Spring
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • Foreign Language
  • WMGST 121
  • GE/Elective
Additional Information

Students should try to take WMGST 121 in their first year. If a student declares a WGS major/concentration, they can pre-register for WMGST 121.

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK/PLACEMENT
  • Students may count no more than two courses from other institutions toward the major. With the approval of the instructor and the Director of Women’s & Gender Studies, majors may also apply courses taken at St. Olaf that are not designated as Women’s and Gender Studies courses. These processes require a completed contract. The contract is available on the WGS website.
  • No more than one course taken elsewhere may be counted toward the concentration. With the approval of the instructor and the Director of Women’s & Gender Studies, students may also apply courses taken at St. Olaf that are not designated as Women’s and Gender Studies courses. These processes require a completed contract. The contract is available on the WGS website.
Placement
  • Not applicable.
Informational Events

There will be two informal gatherings of students and faculty interested in WGS, one in the fall and one in April.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Associate Dean, Karil Kucera (kuchera@stolaf.edu)

Academic Catalog
2020-21 courses will be updated in August 2020