What is Women’s Studies?

Women’s Studies is about social justice, equity, anti-oppression, and complicated and sometimes-conflicting identity politics. It is about questioning how things came to be, questioning dominant meta-narratives of history, and questioning norms. Drawing attention to the voices and experiences of those who are often excluded. Classes can range from very theoretical to classes with real-world applications. Women’s Studies is not just about women or gender, but about various complex and often intersecting identities and thus experiences – failing to recognize this, that women are not a homogenous group, was one of the biggest flaws of the early women’s movement.

What can you do with a degree in Women’s Studies?

There are lots of job opportunities once you have finished your undergrad in Women’s Studies. We have an entire page dedicated to this question. Check it out at Life After Degree.