About the Women’s Studies Program
Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary program which draws on the extensive body of research on women to help its students better understand women’s experience of the past and to analyze women’s situations today, nationally and globally.
Since its theory incorporates not only gender but also race and class differences, Women’s Studies coursework also helps students develop informed awareness of cultural diversity and the process of social transformation.
The Women’s Studies Student Conference is an opportunity for students taking courses in ACTC’s Women’s Studies program to present their academic research, professional experiences and internships, and feminist activism.
Sarah Hunter, Hamline University Class of 2011
These days, women’s studies alumna Sarah Hunter finds herself trekking the classrooms and shelves as a library sciences student at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. “What I miss the most about Women’s Studies is feeling that I was part of something so much larger than myself; I miss the overwhelming sense of urgency, the need to move, move, move with Feminism.” Read more.
Preparation in Women’s Studies supports career choices in corporations, education, human services, and public service organizations, as well as providing a basis for graduate study. Women’s Studies graduates can be found serving as directors of affirmative action, human relations, personnel, or public relations offices; administrators in organizations serving women and girls; and staff members in women’s research centers.
For more information about the program, contact the on-campus Program Director or visit each institution’s Women’s Studies website for more information:
Macalester College has a separate Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program. More information can be found here.