Sep 21, 2018  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women Studies Program

Women's Studies Program

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College of the Sciences
Language and Literature Bldg., room 318

Fax 509-963-1822
    See the website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.

Cynthia D. Coe, PhD

Program Information
Women’s studies cultivates a critical awareness of the contributions of women and the impact of gender in our lives, both historically and in the contemporary world. Our interdisciplinary scope includes examining these issues from the perspective of politics, anthropology, sociology, psychology, history, philosophy, art, and literature. The objectives of the program are:

  1. To explore existing knowledge about women and gender in a variety of disciplines
  2. To critically assess the traditional disciplines in the light of new data concerning women and gender
  3. To provide an academic foundation for students planning careers in women’s studies or related fields
  4. To promote research about women and gender within existing disciplines

Women’s studies offers an interdisciplinary minor as described below. With approval of the women’s studies director, the student will select appropriate electives to meet personal and professional goals.

With faculty advisement, interested students may construct individualized majors in women’s studies through the individual studies program for BA or BS major.



•  Women’s Studies Minor 

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