Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary academic field which explores issues of power, gender identity and hierarchy, based on sexual difference. It also offers the study of women's voices silenced or omitted from the mainstream offerings of traditional academic fields. Drawing upon a variety of traditional disciplines, such as philosophy, psychology, sociology, literature and the arts, the Women's Studies program offers students and opportunity to learn how women and men of various racial, ethnic, economic and sexual identities are affected by the construction of gender and theories of sexual difference.
Because women's and feminist scholarship has so dramatically altered our way of thinking about and understanding the world, students in this discipline perform a cross-disciplinary germination of ideas that complements and informs every academic field and profession. Womens studies makes an ideal minor or double major since it draws from several disciplines, engaging students in vital questions of theory and practice.
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