Is a minor in women and gender studies a good pairing with a political science/communications major/minor combo?
Women and gender studies as a minor is something I'm interested in, but I'm told it's a useless background to have. Do you think it's still "useless" if I want it to supplement a career in advocacy?? I am semi-lost with this #communications #political-science #gender-studies #advocacy #women-studies
With being a major in Political Science, doing a minor in communication is also helpful however if gender studies fascinate you, it is always an interesting option.
The Gender Studies minor is designed to examine the ways that gender as a complex social construction intersects with class, race, age, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation and sexual identity; to examine the lives and experiences of groups that have been underrepresented in traditional academic work; and to acquaint students with the fundamental methodologies of women’s and gender studies
Having understood these facts, if you are active in Political Career, work in government as elected officials or in various other capacities - you surely would have upper edge in understanding a lot more compared to those who would not have exposure to the facts through the structured study or a degree.
Wish you the best :)
Nothing could be more useless than a degree in Gender studies because the departments are so politically biased as to not convey useful information to you. They represent an extreme and fanatical leftist part of the political spectrum. ( Ask how many people in the Woman's studies departments favor a free market economy or how many would consider themselves political conservatives, or even if politically liberal think that on some issues a political conservative can add valuable insight.) Majoring in women's studies will not educate you, it will rather indoctrinate you. Some of the writing that is spewed forth from such departments is jargon filled nonsense. It is an infinitely more useful idea to major in a more substantive subject like one of the sciences or math. If you are drawn to advocacy consider a major in the social sciences, education or business and you can probably find work in a variety of non profit helping organizations. Do not major in a field in which only one rigid and fanatical point of view will be expressed. You would be wasting your intelligence and your money