Women's studies at WSU emphasizes collaborative learning and critical thinking in a global and activist context, where students have ownership of their education.
Students are encouraged to:
- Reevaluate assumptions.
- Analyze the structures and systems controlling and shaping the lives of people of all genders.
- Use knowledge in practical and meaningful ways.
Women's studies places the social construction of gender within the context of national and international political and economic relations.
Women's studies seeks to:
- Provide students with a systematic knowledge of the multidisciplinary scholarship about gender and by women and other gender minorities.
- Enhance the qualifications of students to work in today's diverse workplaces.
- Further university and societal goals of diversity and equity.
- Work for social and institutional change.
Courses of Study
The department offers course work leading to the:
You may also choose women's studies as a primary concentration in general studies, leading to one of the following: