Minor in Women's Studies
Women’s Studies is a relatively new field of study that seeks to correct institutional neglect, denial and devaluation of the study of women and gender in higher education. For students, this means learning how assumptions and policies regarding gender, race, class, sexuality, ethnicity, physical ability, nationality and other social dimensions shape the material conditions of men’s and women’s lives all over the world. The curriculum is designed to focus students on the relationship between feminist theories and women’s activism throughout history. Women’s Studies graduates are equipped to work in any field or profession where analysis and action are integrated.
- Develop awareness of and engage in constructive discussions about social justice and diversity issues.
- Demonstrate broad knowledge of the intersectionality of gender, race, class, and sexuality.
- Identify and interpret social issues from a multicultural perspective.
- Analyze women and gender from a cultural and institutional perspective.
- Develop knowledge about feminist perspectives, including:
- identifying feminist theories
- applying feminist research methods and ethics
- interpreting evidence from a feminist perspective
- Analyze social change through the study of local and global activism