Women's Studies, as an academic discipline, emerged from the grassroots feminist movement of the 1970's. The program utilizes history, English, psychology, sociology, art, philosophy and a variety of other disciplines to study the diversity of women's lives, literatures, histories and experiences. Women's Studies stresses the importance of social constructs and contexts--such as gender, ethnicity, race, class and sexual identity--to the understanding of individual and collective experience. The Institute offers a major and minor in Women's Studies, as well as a Gender and Sexualities minor. Several Women's Studies classes meet general education and/or multicultural requirements. Women's studies provides a broad-based liberal arts education with an emphasis on critical thinking which can be applied to a multitude of careers.
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