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Undergraduate Catalog 2016 - 2017 
Undergraduate Catalog 2016 - 2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women's Studies Program

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Contact the Program Director, Cheryl Bracken, at 216-687-4512 for further information.


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As an interdisciplinary field of inquiry, Women's Studies (WST) focuses on the ways in which gender is socially constructed and questions the role of gender in society, and the ways in which other identity categories such as sex, race, class, and sexual orientation shape identity and people's experiences with privilege, agency, and oppression in the American and global contexts.

By addressing past and present social disparities, WST promotes intellectual and practical problem-solving, on both the individual and societal levels. WST helps students to develop written and oral communication skills and the analytical and critical thinking skills needed to prepare them for leadership and a variety of careers in an increasingly diverse economic and political environment. WST students will develop these skills while receiving a well-rounded liberal-arts education. These skills will prepare graduates for graduate work in WST and related fields, pre-professional graduate programs, or for career opportunities in the changing work force and for the competitive economic and social realities of the 21st century.

Note: Most WST courses are applicable to, or augment, many major fields, and do fulfill some university General Education Requirements as indicated in course listings. Courses are open to all students. Descriptions are listed in the Course Description section of this catalog. Requirements for the major and minor in WST are listed under College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Professors: Cheryl Bracken (Director), Eileen Berlin Ray, Rachel Carnell, Tama Engelking, Barbara Hoffman, Elizabeth Lehfeldt; Associate Professors: Jennifer Alexander, Sonya Charles, Delia Galvan, Adrienne Gosselin, Dana J. Hubbard; Assistant Professors: Ana Begovic Juhant; Adjunct Faculty:  Elizabeth Bly, Christen DuVernay, Candra Krisch; Emeriti: Elizabeth Cagan, Mareyjoyce Green, Sarah Matthews, Diane Steinberg, Mary Ellen Waithe, Robert Wheeler.



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