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2009 GUIDE TO WOMEN'S STUDIES

2009 Guide to Women's  Women's Studies

Beverly Guy-SheftallFORTY YEARS OF WOMEN’S STUDIES | BEVERLY GUY-SHEFTALL

WOMEN’S STUDIES, AS A DISTINCT ENTITY within U.S. higher education, made its debut in 1970 with the establishment of the first program at San Diego State University. Forty years later, there are more than 900 programs in the U.S., boasting well over 10,000 courses and an enrollment larger than that of any other interdisciplinary field. more...

DATA CRUNCH | ALLISON KIMMICH

ONE OF THE KEYS TO FUNDING PROGRAMS ON COLLEGE and university campuses is solid data, because that’s what decision-makers look at to determine how many students a program serves, or where a department ranks in relation to its peers nationally. more...

INTERSECTIONS | BONNIE THORTON DILL

AS A BLACK SCHOLAR WRITING ABOUT WOMEN’S issues in the late 1970s, I joined others in arguing that women’s studies needed to incorporate a more complex approach to understanding women’s lives. more...

COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROGRAMS | JUDITH ROY

There is a natural affinity between women’s studies and significant numbers of community college students. more...

 

A MATTER OF DEGREE | CURRENT WOMEN'S STUDIES STUDENTS

What has women’s studies meant to your life? And what are you currently doing with your women’s studies degree? Those were the questions we put out to women’s studies graduates and current students, and we got responses from all corners of the nation, and even a few from abroad. more...