Women's Studies is a multidisciplinary field which looks at women's roles, contributions and impact on society, as well as women's relationships to issues and institutions by emphasizing cultural, racial, and economic diversity. Enacted as a discipline, Women's Studies is a site of social change and activism as much as theory. We provide many ways for you to expand your world view, from rigorous, rewarding classes on campus to hands-on learning experiences in the Eau Claire community and across the nation and globe. For example, you can:
• Study with UW-Eau Claire faculty and engage in community service in Nicaragua, site of arguable the most dynamic women's movement in Latin America.
• Learn about LGBTQ social movements and plan the Eau Queer Film Festival through a travel seminar in San Francisco.
• Interact with women leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement and study their achievements through a class that features a 10- day experiential learning excursion to significant southern locations where the movement unfolded.
• Take a winterim course with Indian students and faculty at the world renowned Miranda House College, New Delhi, India.
Hmong Women Summit
The Authenticity Project
September 11-12 2015
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Miranda House Presentations and Discussions
September 17- October 1
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Dr. Audrey Fessler with recipient of the 2015
Helen X. Sampson Undergraduate Research
Paper Award, Quinn Forss.
Through such experiences you can learn to connect feminist theory with social practice, becoming a knowledgeable and engaged citizen in our interconnected world.
There is much to gain from taking Women's Studies courses. This discipline prepares you to think critically while developing open-mindedness, is a great way to increase your sense of competency and to prepare you for meaningful work after graduation.