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General Program Information
Women studies is an interdisciplinary program which provides a frame of reference for understanding the contemporary and historical experience, roles, and contributions of both women and men. With the increasing participation rate of women in the labor force and politics, this subject is becoming increasingly important in preparing all students for life and work in the 21st century and beyond. The objectives of women studies are:
- To explore existing knowledge about women in a variety of disciplines.
- To critically assess the traditional disciplines in the light of new data concerning women.
- To provide an academic foundation for students planning careers in women studies or related fields.
- To promote research about women within existing disciplines.
Women studies offers an interdisciplinary minor as described below. With approval of the women 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 studies through the individual studies program for B.A. or B.S. major.
Women Studies Minor