Women's and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program that examines the diverse experiences of women in the US and globally, both past and present. Many courses in the program also critically examine the meanings of gender as a culturally constructed category of identity. The core courses and wide range of electives explore the intersections of gender, race, class, ethnicity and sexuality, as well as the social and cultural institutions that shape women's and men's lives.
Courses investigate previously neglected materials, and apply new methodological, critical and theoretical approaches in order to analyze and explain the role and status of women in society, and the impact of gendered practices within societies and cultures.
In the Women's and Gender Studies program at Shippensburg University, you will gain an increased understanding of human diversity, especially gender diversity that will help prepare them for our continuously changing global society. You will acquire knowledge and experience that will complement and enhance any major field of study through:
- Electives in areas of interest
- Extracurricular activities
- Leadership and service opportunities