Women's studies courses are offered by an interdisciplinary faculty drawn from various departments in the humanities, social sciences, and biological sciences. The academic objectives of the program are to examine various factors that determine the status of women, to analyze theories and assumptions about women presented in various disciplines, and to study the achievements of women.
The program has four major emphases: words and images (literature, drama, art); roles and institutions (social sciences, history, political sciences); minds and bodies (psychology, anthropology, biology, health); and gender across cultures.
The Women's Studies Program offers a BA degree through the Liberal Studies Program. The program also offers a Certificate in Women's Studies for Undergraduates, and a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Women's Studies for students engaged in graduate studies at the University.
The affiliated Office for Women's Research (OWR) promotes interdisciplinary, cross-cultural feminist research, with an emphasis on Hawaiian, Pacific, and Asian women.
Related disciplines include sociology and psychology, history and American studies, anthropology, literature, health, geriatrics and biology.
Date Compiled: 6/01 Compiler: Susan Johnson