About Women's Studies
We offer the opportunity to pursue a major
or a minor
in women's studies.
Our hope is that the insights we uncover as we explore the issues above can move us beyond exclusionary theories and practices.
At its core, our Women's Studies Program is interdisciplinary, integrating knowledge from many disciplines. We pursue critical engagement with all forms of experience, applying a feminist perspective along the way.
By emphasizing interdisciplinary study, we seek to help you acquire the tools you need to analyze critically the societal, cultural, global, and personal issues that shape your life. We will challenge you to look at these issues from multiple perspectives. We also encourage you to reflect on the ways in which knowledge is produced within different and oftentimes unrecognized systems of oppression, and to critically examine categories that are presented as natural and permanent in their cultural and historical context.
Finally, the program strives to help its students acquire the skills of critical analysis and imagine alternatives that challenge the naturalizing of inequalities.