Whitworth Home Page >
Whitworth University Women's & Gender Studies Program
At Whitworth, we affirm that all people are created in God's image and share a common humanity. At the same time, we acknowledge that many factors, such as gender, race, class, sexual orientation and religious upbringing, influence our learning and our lives. These personal characteristics, including gender, may influence how women and men pursue scholarship, how women and men are represented in scholarship, in history and in society, and, ultimately, how women and men may come to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity. Through curricular and co-curricular means, teaching both heart and mind, the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Whitworth offers students the unique opportunity to think through gender issues from a Christian perspective and to articulate, support, and critique feminist views in the light of biblical and theological traditions.
The learning outcomes of this major prepare the student to do the following:
- Use an interdisciplinary framework to engage with the pluralistic culture.
- Identify and investigate the intersections of gender, race, class and religion with gender experiences.
- Seek an increased understanding of gender issues from various Christian perspectives.
- Explore, develop, articulate and critique feminist views.
A minor in Women's and Gender Studies prepares successful candidates for jobs and for graduate school in a broad range of disciplines, including human resources, education, political science, journalism, social work, counseling, and medicine. Candidates are urged to speak with the program director about course work and internships.