What does it mean to be a woman? How do gender roles influence our experience as a female or male? How do gender roles in different countries compare with each other? How have they changed throughout history?
The field of women’s studies uses the tools of history, economics, science, health, art, and other disciplines to study the lives of women and explore questions like these.
The nature and relative newness of women’s studies make it an exciting discipline. In many women’s studies programs, there are few required courses. This means that you are free to develop your own focus by choosing which courses, in women's studies and other departments, to take.