BA in Women's, Ethnicity and Intersectional Studies

The department of women's, ethnicity and intersectional studies (WEIS) is the academic home for analyzing gender in relationship to economic and social class, race and ethnicity, sexuality, and national identity. Students learn to think critically about how social institutions, popular images and common ideologies shape multiple forms of identity, knowledge and reality. 

Our curriculum attempts to:

  1. Examine how socially constructed identities, such as race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality and age intersect with and inform each other. 
  2. Analyze the ways in which intersections and systems of power impact the realities of peoples' lives.
  3. Recognize the long history of women, people of color and other marginalized populations' contributions to government, politics and society.