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Barbara Tisi, Women and Gender Studies Minor
Interviewed September 6, 2012
When and why did you decide to become a Women and Gender Studies minor?
I decided to become a Women and Gender Studies minor in the Fall of 2012 since after taking the Intro to Women's Studies it got me really interested in women and gender studies. I learned so much from the class and felt the need to learn more.
What have been your favorite Women and Gender Studies courses so far? Why?
I have only taken Intro to Women's Studies and it was a very interesting class to say the least. Learning about issues facing women all over the world and how women's rights can be advocated for was mind opening and like I said before left me curious to know more about Women and Gender Studies. I look forward to taking Victimology and Feminist theory because of conversations I have had with other students taking those classes and also because I will gain more knowledge on Women's studies as a whole.
How do you feel that your Women and Gender Studies courses have advanced your undergraduate career or otherwise influenced your life?
Intro to Women's Studies was a mind blowing class for me just because before taking the class, I never really thought outside the box about issues impacting not only women but the society as a whole. This class also made me feel comfortable in expressing my views and thoughts about certain issues that are usually very sensitive to speak about. I also liked that it was more of a discussion class so I got to hear from my other classmates and have a perception of what everyone's mindset on the issues affecting women all over the world are. I am now more knowledgeable on various issues in our society and this class was a worthwhile experience not only to my undergraduate career but my life too.
What are your future plans?
I am currently a junior in the Medical Laboratory Science program minoring in Women's studies and I plan on going on to Podiatry school in Philadelphia, PA and becoming a Doctor of Podiatry Medicine.