Breanna Mull '10
"The WGS minor is a great supplement to any course of study because it helps people understand their position in society—educationally, vocationally, and personally. It helped me to understand issues macroscopically (systemically) and taught me about things that were left out of my traditional education."
Ned Marto '10
"I was in denial of social injustice. I believed staunchly in the bootstrap myth, which gave rise to a very close-minded way of seeing. As a WGS minor, I have made such great leaps and bounds! I am excited to further knowledge of gender and history. I hope one day to (possibly) teach a women's and gender studies course at a collegiate level."
Nicole Berg '04
"One of the most outstanding courses I've taken was Women, Gender, and Society. I felt that the content, readings, lectures, group work, papers, and journal writing gave me a better understanding of myself and the issues that impact women around the world."
Debbie Armstrong '03
"The entire program and all courses were valuable to me in all aspects of my life. Educationally, they have complemented my major. Vocationally, they have assisted me in my current job and will continue to help me when I apply for work after Illinois State. Finally, and more personally, I have fostered many strong new friendships using the knowledge I have gained."
Sarah Mae Grant '02
"I thought that each instructor and class was unique. Having professors from different fields of study allowed me to see women in many different ways.... Women's studies courses opened my eyes to other social situations throughout the world. They made me realize how much work there needs to be done to achieve gender and racial equality."
Leah Bruno '01
"I can't imagine not having taken women's studies classes. The information and experiences that I've had here have shaped me more than anything."
Elizabeth Sawyer '00
"Every women's studies instructor I’ve had has been encouraging and challenging.... Women's studies courses were the ones—more than any other departmental offerings—that helped me synthesize everything else I have learned."