Gender & Women's Studies

Gender & Women's Studies

The Gender and Women’s Studies program at Buena Vista University seeks to enable students to develop an understanding of women and other marginalized perspectives in past, present, and future society. It focuses on theories and perspectives of traditionally marginalized groups, exploring the forgotten, ignored, or suppressed contributions to knowledge, history, and culture.

As a minor, Gender and Women’s Studies also offers a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary study by exploring how disciplines interact in their treatment of a distinctive area of study. Gender and Women’s Studies is especially appropriate for students who wish to expand their horizons beyond the traditional curriculum divisions.

Gender and Women’s Studies provides students with preparation for a wide range of careers and continued professional training. The program is an appropriate minor for careers in health, law, management, government, teaching, science administration, art, and many others requiring new understanding of how gender is transforming social structures.