Women's Studies

The Women’s Studies program represents an interdisciplinary approach to the integration of feminist scholarship into established academic programs and addresses the following objectives:

1) to provide opportunities to examine the traditional images of women, to explore misconceptions, and to envision new possibilities;

2) to provide opportunities to learn about the social construction of gender as it interacts with class, race, age, ethnicity, nationality, and sexual identity in a variety of settings, cultures, and times; and

3) to increase the range of career options by providing skills and pre-professional education in a liberal arts framework.  Women’s Studies is excellent preparation for graduate school and for careers in areas that affect women’s lives, such as counseling, teaching, work with civil/environmental rights organizations, displaced homemakers programs, fund-raising organizations, political action groups, publications, reproductive services, and women’s centers.