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WCU Research Day 2014: Research in Women’s Studies
What can I do with a degree in Women’s Studies?

You can enjoy a supportive, community-oriented environment with professors who really care about you. Faculty and students work together on projects collaboratively. Faculty members discuss regularly how they learn from you as much as you learn from them. In Women’s Studies, you will learn how to:

  • Identify problems related to job diversity, recruitment, and retention, such as:
    • Balancing work and family
    • Medical and legal ethics related to gender and sexuality
    • Hate crimes related to gender, race, and sexuality
    • Gender, race, and sexuality harassment
    • International Affairs
    • Think outside of the box
  • You will not just know that it is important to critically analyze material but you will learn how to do this kind of problem-solving. As a result, you will help ensure that your workplace is fair and equitable, your work and family lives are balanced, and your communities are socially just.
  • Practice diversity and working with diverse views. Our classrooms are typically small and conversation-based. Our faculty members model how to think through diversity, articulate your thoughts respectfully, consider other viewpoints, and develop solutions.