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Women Studies

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What is Women Studies?

Women Studies at Oregon State University represents an interdisciplinary curriculum comprised of coursework in the social sciences and humanities with gender as the focal point of analysis. The curriculum examines women’s experiences, past and present, through feminist theory and research to better understand differences in power and privilege based on gender as well as race and ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual identity, age, physical appearance, and mental or physical ability.

According to Wikipedia, "Women's studies, also known as feminist studies, is an interdisciplinary academic field which explores politics, society and history from an intersectional, multicultural women's perspective. It critiques and explores societal norms of gender, race, class, sexuality, and other social inequalities."

Women's Studies - What Can I Do with This Degree? pdf - lists the industry areas, employers, and strategies for using your degree.

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Arts Administrator Human Resources Specialist Recruiter
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Related Skills

Analyze, Synthesize & Interpret Information Interact Well with Diverse Groups Research & Planning Skills
Communication Skills (Oral & Written) Interpersonal Skills Sensitive to Gender Relations
Conflict Resolution Skills Knowledge of Community Resources Statistical Abilities
Critical Thinking Skills Knowledge of Social Structures & Change Well-Rounded Knowledge
Global Perspective Organizaiton Skills Work Well Under Pressure

Job & Internship Search Links

Feminist Jobs & Internships

Feminist Jobs & Opportunities

Women's Studies: Employment

Women in Higher Education: Job Openings

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Jobs

Higher Ed Jobs

Idealist Careers

Jobs for Women in Law Enforcement

Find a Job

Advancing Women Career Channel

Career Women

Career Intelligence


Jobs Abroad

Nonprofit Jobs

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Online Guide to Women in the Workplace

OSU Women's Center

Webgrrls International

Career Resources for Women

Women at Work

Profession Association Links

UN Women

Feminist Majority Foundation

National Women Studies Association

National Organization for Women

Women in Higher Education

Association for Women's Rights in Development

Miscellaneous Links


Women's Rights: Then & Now

Women's Rights Movement

Women's Studies Database

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