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Welcome to Women's Studies
Women's Studies offers students unique historical and contemporary perspectives on women's relationships to culture, society, social movements, the arts, and many other aspects of human experience. Women's Studies explores these issues with an emphasis on the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and theory.
The interdisciplinary Women's Studies minor offers students, both women and men, the opportunity to select courses from a wide variety of disciplines. Women's Studies courses offer students a dynamic, interactive environment that encourages critical thinking, empowers students as learners, enriches their sense of our civilization's diverse heritage, connects their knowledge from other courses, and challenges them to become actively engaged in shaping the world around them.
Women's Studies courses at UAA foster open, vigorous inquiry about women and gender, challenge curricula in which women are absent or peripheral, question cultural assumptions in light of new information, and create a supportive environment for those interested in studying women and the role of women in society.