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WCU Research Day 2014: Research in Women’s Studies
Welcome Historically, the goal of a liberal arts education has been to introduce students to the infinite heritage of human learning, while giving them the skills to evaluate this body of knowledge independently and critically.  Women's experiences often have been either left out of this heritage or overshadowed by bias in the universities that has placed women's lives, culture and historical contributions in a subordinate position to those of men.

Women's Studies is a way of looking at the world that questions historical and current gender arrangements. It is also an interdisciplinary field of study that examines how the social constructions of gender, race, sexuality and class affect our lives. As such, Women’s Studies is an exploration of women's thoughts, feelings, and experiences, an analysis of interactive patterns among women and men, and a body of knowledge that ultimately serves as a basis for social change.

Faculty at West Chester show their commitment to these values and to the development of students through interactions inside and outside the classroom, endeavoring to create a safe place where students come to recognize the obstacles that may hinder their educational goals, clarify their academic interests, and explore career opportunities.

West Chester University offers both a major and minor in Women’s Studies.


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Victoria Kereszi
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Courses: Fall 2014 Women Today Intellectual Roots of Western Feminism Transnational Feminisms Women's Self RepresentationGender and Science Women Artists Health Issues of Women Women in Politics Sociology of Gender Gender, Labor, and Globalization Psychology of Women Race and Gender in American Theatre

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Joan Woolfrey
Interim Director of Women's and Gender Studies
Anderson Hall 108
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-2841
JWoolfrey@wcupa.edu