Women's Studies Program

The interdisciplinary major and minor sequences in Women's Studies offers a variety of courses that open historical inquiry about women, introduce women's issues in academic study, consider feminist perspectives and philosophy, and challenge cultural assumptions about women. Women's Studies courses are open to all undergraduates - women and men - and most offer general education credit to meet diverse IWU requirements.

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Women's Studies Learning Goals

Through the major courses in Women's Studies, students will learn to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of feminist perspectives on the human experience and to communicate that understanding through written and oral work.

  2. analyze the role of women in history, both in American society and globally.

  3. articulate feminist challenges to cultural assumptions about women.

  4. articulate how women have co-created with men knowledge in all areas of human endeavor.

  5. discuss relative advantages and disadvantages of women based on race, class, and national origin.





Contact Us

Women's Studies Program
Illinois Wesleyan University
PO Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900

Phone: (309) 556-3577 or 3177

For more information about the program, please contact the program director, Carole Myscofski.

Fall 2013 Office Hours:
Monday-Tuesday 1:00-2:30 p.m.;
Wednesday 1:00-2:30 p.m. & by appointment