Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study (begun in many universities in the 1970s) that is concerned with difference, history, and social justice, especially regarding gender, race, class, age, and sexuality.
The Women's Studies program at Indiana State University offers an undergraduate minor. Our programs are interdisciplinary in nature. Women Studies students and faculty come from a variety of disciplines and academic departments across the Indiana State University campus. In addition to offering academic programs, the Women's Studies Program is active in facilitating and support a variety of activities and events concerned with social justice for all people.
ISU’s Women’s Studies Program has the following goals:
To introduce the histories of women.
To understand relationships among gender, race, age, and sexuality.
To learn about same-sex, cross-sex, and cross-cultural differences.
To communicate across differences, not necessarily overcoming them.
To explore different kinds of societal oppression.
To form educated opinions.
To study the politics of education
To know the history and practice of feminisms.
I have been a part of so much as a women's studies minor, including university and college committees, faculty searches, and fieldwork. It's no wonder my experience has been fun, diverse, and productive. (k, history major; women's studies minor)
A woman’s place is in the House, and the Senate. So why are so few of our elected leaders, and corporate leaders, women? Are there connections between sexualized advertising and the small number of women mayors? Do dangerously thin models affect the number of women in decision making positions in entertainment and the news? Miss Representation analyzes how media content and the structure of the media industry shape women’s political power and participation in the United States today.
Join Women’s Studies, Feminist Majority, and the Cunningham Memorial Library to examine the connection between the public representation of women and women’s civic roles and opportunities.
Discussion and showing of the film on October 30 from 6-8pm in the Library Events Area with a repeat showing of the film on October 31 from 12:30-2pm.
For more information, visit Miss Representation website (www.missrepresentation.org) or Facebook or follow Miss Representation onTwitter (@RepresentPledge)
Updated October, 2013