What is Women's Studies?
Women's Studies at UWG is an interdisciplinary program designed to introduce students to feminist scholarship which emphasizes the cross-cultural understanding of the social, political and cultural experiences of women. Women's Studies seeks to critically analyze the intersection/interaction of gender, race, class and power across time and space. Our program draws faculty from a variety of different disciplines within and outside of the Social Sciences in order to provide students with valuable training in interdisciplinary practice.
Established in 1993 and located in the Department of Sociology, Pafford building, second floor, room 219. The Women's Studies Program offers an undergraduate minor area of concentration and a comprehensive catalogue of individual course selections. Courses are offered from a variety of disciplines in order to provide students with the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach.
How can a WS Minor benefit you?
You may be asking yourself, how can a Women's Studies Minor help me personally and/or professionally? The answer is, in many ways! WS courses review the experiences of women in the past, present and future. They can help you examine the social and psychological issues faced in today's world, while also shedding light on issues that may have been neglected in past scholarship due to gender bias and inequality. Additionally, a WS Minor will provide you with a multicultural and interdisciplinary perspective, which will advance your understanding of people from diverse backgrounds and assist you in being able to work with a wide variety of individuals in your future academic/career endeavors. Finally, and maybe most importantly, a WS Minor will illustrate to you ways of empowering others and also offer alternatives to the status quo in hopes of improving human experience for all.
Outstanding Women's Studies Student
Jessica Whalen, Psychology Major and Jessica Madruga, Sociology Major
Sara Simonis, Anthropology Major
Tammy Paschal, Nursing Major
Women's Studies Minor, Degree Declaration