About Our Program
Women's Studies is an approach that places women in the center of inquiry. The primary mission of Women's Studies is to analyze how gender is constructed through a variety of social institutions and cultural processes so that gender inequality can be dismantled. Students acquire both a local and global perspective on gender. The program is interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in its approach and thereby draws on a range of feminist theories, methodologies, and practices. Attentiveness to diversity, privilege and power, and women's unique creative contributions to human experience are central aspects of this training. More than simply a body of knowledge, Women's Studies encourages students to apply their learning to transform their lives and their communities.