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    As a student in the women’s studies concentration at Worcester State University, you will learn about a variety of women’s issues across disciplines—wherever gender issues are germane. You will receive interdisciplinary training that draws programs like biology, communication, education, English, earth, environment, and physics, health sciences, history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and urban studies as you examine gender and the related categories of class, race, and other dimensions of social power. Our comprehensive approach will enhance your career’s trajectory with a feminist perspective.

    If you are majoring in a discipline that offers women’s studies courses, this concentration is an excellent complement to your coursework. Whatever your field of study, women’s studies will deepen your thinking. Gaining knowledge about women—and men—from this insightful angle will help you to move through our complex world and thrive in a wide range of fields.

    Requirements for a Concentration in Women’s Studies: 15 credits
    The women’s studies concentration is interdisciplinary; it uses a broad variety of academic disciplines in achieving its goals. Students are required to take a total of 5 women’s studies courses from at least 2 disciplines. It is recommended that students take an introductory course such as WO/UR 103: Introduction to Women’s Studies or WO/PH 150: Women in Western Ideas. Students are also encouraged to engage in some sort of specialized experience such as an independent study, a directed readings course leading to a major paper, a creative project, or an internship. Students in women’s studies may use courses to simultaneously count for a concentration in women’s studies and other WSU requirements.