The Department of Women’s Studies is committed to providing a rigorous and integrated academic experience for students interested in feminist scholarship and gender studies. The department investigates how gender intersects with race, class, and other vectors of power in shaping history, psychology, anthropology, economics, sociology, political science, philosophy, literature, language, art, drama, education, law, medicine, and biology.
Office: Saunders Hall 722
Tel: (808) 956-7464
Fax: (808) 956-9616
The Department of Women’s Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of women, gender, and sexuality. The department is especially attentive to the ways that gender functions transnationally (i.e., in the jostling of different states, societies and cultures of today’s global world).
Current academic offerings include:
Undergraduate Certificate in Women’s Studies
The undergraduate certificate is designed to encourage students to acquire a more thorough background in contemporary interdisciplinary scholarship in feminist and gender studies, and to incorporate feminist perspectives and issues into their major fields of specialization.
Undergraduate Major in Women’s Studies
The undergraduate major provides a solid knowledge base and develops skills in thinking critically and constructively about the world. Such knowledge and skills gives students many options for the future!
Graduate Certificate in Advanced Women’s Studies
AdWS graduate certificate helps students apply feminist methodologies, analyses, and problem-solving to their other academic fields; and integrate scholarship on gender into their chosen professions as a means of enhancing their professional lives and advancement opportunities.