Women's Studies Program

Women's Studies is an academic field of study that utilizes a particular framework through which to view critical intellectual issues. This interdisciplinary minor examines and analyzes the world from a variety of perspectives.

Through the study of the arts, humanities, natural and social sciences, and physical education, the minor affirms the existence, integrity, and value of women's diverse experiences. While students pursue their own intellectual, spiritual, and personal growth, Women's Studies helps students analyze the experiences of women and men in various cultures.

Committed to freedom of inquiry and to building bridges beyond academia, the Women's Studies program seeks to improve communication and to prepare and equip women and men for service and leadership.

For further information, please contact the women’s studies program coordinator, Dr. Yael Baldwin, (828) 689-1186. During the 2013-2014 academic year, the interim women’s studies program coordinator will be Laurie Pedersen, (828) 689-1456.