Mission & Goals

The mission of the Women's Studies Program is to provide a rigorous, interdisciplinary major and minor; the program teaches students to analyze gender, race, class, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, and nation as complex intersections of identity. The wide range of Women's Studies courses across departments encourages students to develop critical thinking and writing abilities and to contribute to the liberal arts mission of the university. With its integrated view of scholarship, activism, and teaching, the Women's Studies Program prepares students for morally responsible citizenship through research experiences, internships, and active-learning opportunities.