Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary program that examines women’s lives, issues and work. The program offers students the opportunity to study how gender intersects with sexuality, class, race, ethnicity, and nationality within cultural, historical and global contexts. Courses will equip students to describe the conditions of women in various cultures and societies; understand the causes and consequences of those conditions; evaluate a range of theories of gender construction and inequality, and discuss related philosophical issues; and appreciate women’s contributions and achievements. In addition, the program will look at the ways that scholars differ about women’s experiences in the world.
Students intending to transfer as a WS major to a specific four-year institution must work closely with their faculty advisor and the Counseling Center. Some substitutions can be made to make possible the maximum number of transfer credits.