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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women Studies Program

Women Studies Program

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Language and Literature 318

(509) 963-2488
Fax (509) 963-1822
Email: womenst@cwu.edu
See Web site for how women studies could be used for educational and career purposes.

Cynthia D. Coe, Ph.D.

General 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, 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; and
  4. to promote research about women and gender 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

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