Welcome to Gender and Women's Studies at Villanova University.
We are an interdisciplinary program offering a range of courses offering a major and minor in Gender and Women's Studies. The program is open to undergraduate students across the University, from the College of Arts and Sciences to Engineering and the School of Business.
Because gender and sexuality are fundamental to the ways men and women understand themselves, a major or minor in Gender and Women’s Studies can enhance practically any other field of study. It is a discipline that continually asks us to rethink history, culture and identity, and in the 21st Century it continues to transform scholarship and fundamental assumptions in all areas of the humanities, social and natural sciences, and the professions.
What is Gender and Women's Studies all about?
- Preparing women and men to think critically about gendered stereotypes.
- Involving students in the dynamic process of integrating the quest for knowledge with their own personal experiences.
- Empowering students by giving them a voice and sense of identity to work for change.
- Creating awareness of current and historical role models that can empower men and women to promote gender equality.
Read students' testimonials about the importance of Gender and Women's Studies to their college experience.