Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to research and scholarship that draws on various disciplines, while challenging disciplinary boundaries, raising new questions and offering different perspectives. The general aim of the program is to offer critical reflection on the experiences of both women and men in terms of differences of gender, sexuality, race, class, ethnicity and nation. Particular attention is paid to the conditions of women's lives and the varied forms of struggle to which these give rise. Students are prepared to teach courses and to do research in Women's Studies and related critical approaches to the disciplines. Besides focused course work and guidance in research, Women's Studies offers participation in a wide range of graduate student-faculty activities, such as lecture series and forums. Students also are invited to participate in the research programs of the Center for the Study of Women and Society.
The Women's Studies Certificate Program currently has over 188 students from 27 different programs and comprised of 74 faculty members from a wide range of programs as well. A number of students are recipients of awards and scholarships to support their participation in the Certificate Program. Applications for some awards are available on the Awards web page.
Prospective students are encouraged to contact Elizabeth Small or Victoria Pitts-Taylor to discuss their programs and interests.
Director, Center for the Study of Women and Society, and Coordinator, Women’s Studies Certificate Program
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Assistant Program Officer (APO)
Women's Studies Certificate Program
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