» Women's Studies Minor

The women's and gender studies minor provides an overview of the interdisciplinary approaches to the study of women and gender inequality; cultural representations of women and their social roles; and the social axes of gender, race, class and sexuality. The minor provides students with a broad, interdisciplinary framework for analyzing social practices related to gender as well as the impact on their own lives.

The Women’s Studies Minor requires a total of 21 credits (12 of which must be upper-division):

  • 2 Core courses (6 credits) :  WMST 101 and WMST 498*

And 15 more credits (5 Electives) from the approved list of Women’s Studies courses (consisting of a wide array of interdisciplinary choices: see catalog for official list, linked below).

*Please note:  WMST 498 is only offered in the Spring semester.  The course should be taken one’s senior year, but may also be taken as a Junior (contact Prof. CK Magliola for permission number).

For more information about the women’s studies minor program, please email Professor CK Magliola.

To add the Women’s Studies Minor, fill out a Change of Major/Minor Form for your catalog year.

Completed forms can be submitted in person or emailed to registrar@chapman.edu via Panthermail.

Please note: Adding the Women’s Studies Minor does not require a signature from the department chair/program director.

+ - Laura Scudder Scholarship

Diana AlanisCongrats to Diana Alanis ('20)
(Film Studies Major and Women's Studies Minor)
for being awarded the 2018-2019 Laura Scudder Scholarship!

Read her submission.

In honor of the inspirational memory and trailblazing contributions of Laura Scudder, the Laura Scudder Scholarship is awarded to a student demonstrating an interest and commitment to women's issues, scholarship, and leadership. The lucky recipient is awarded a $5,000 scholarship.

Applicants were asked to submit a 500-word essay explaining how their major field of study intersects with the study of women. In addition to demonstrating academic motivation, applicants were asked to provide evidence of experience, interest and commitment to women’s issues outside of the classroom (e.g., social outreach, activism, leadership relevant to women). Decisions were based on demonstrable commitment to women’s issues, academic merit, and financial need.

Laura Scudder Women's Studies Scholarship:

  • $5,000 Scholarship for 2013-2014
  • Application and documents must be submitted by April 19th, 2013 to Prof. CK Magliola via email: magliola@chapman.edu with “Scudder Scholarship Application: [Your Name]” in Subject line; or, paper copies may be dropped off at the Dept. of Sociology Main Office, Roosevelt Hall 200.

In honor of the inspirational memory and trailblazing contributions of Laura Scudder, the Laura Scudder Scholarship will be awarded to a student demonstrating an interest and commitment to women’s issues, scholarship, and leadership.