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Mission Statement

Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary program, designed to understand the diversity of human, and particularly, women's experiences as reflected in the study of race, class, sexuality, and gender across historical and transnational contexts. Women's Studies emphasizes a participatory model of education that allows students to explore the role of gender and it's practical implications for their everyday life experiences. Through the lens of gender, students will examine such issues as stratification, colonization, power relationships, and cultural stereotypes in order to discover ways in which present scholarly issues intersect with their deepest personal concerns in order to guide them toward a meaningful future.

The Women's Studies minor is especially complementary to majors in History, Philosophy, Theater, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, English, Humanities, Criminal Justice, Health, and Political Science.  It is useful in preparation for diverse professional environments e.g.business, education, law, medicine and for graduate studies in Women's Studies.

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