Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary academic field devoted to the study of topics concerning women and men, gender and sexuality, feminist theory and research, social history, public health, and women’s and men’s participation in the arts and popular culture. The Women’s Studies minor offers an interdisciplinary program that allows students to develop critical thinking skills in relation to the scholarly pursuit of knowledge about women, men, the history of feminism, and the social construction of cultural variables, such as gender, sexual identity, age, and race and ethnicity.
Women’s Studies attract students of both sexes because it endeavors to expose unexamined attitudes about cultural variables including gender, race and ethnicity, class, age, sexual identity, etc. The Women’s Studies minor is an asset in the job market for women and men in both the public and private sectors as women increasingly pursue diverse vocations and careers and find it necessary to examine and to validate their positions as the number of women as supervisors, co-workers, and clients continues to grow. As rigid gender roles become more fluid, men also seek to understand the meaning of these changes for their academic work and lives.
The Women's Studies Program is hosting its second social for all students, faculty, and friends of the program this semester. Please come if you have time and play games and socialize with new people! WE ARE JOINED THIS TIME BY THE SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO!! Please come and meet our fellow students from engineering!
When: Tuesday, November 19th from 5:30pm-6:30pm in Administration Building 205.
What: An hour of board games and fun with fellow students (we will also make over our bulleting board on the same floor!)
Info: Coordinator of the Women's Studies Program, Sandra Reineke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 885.7618.