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WARREN WILSON COLLEGE Gender and Women’s Studies Program

Warren Wilson College Gender and Women’s Studies explores the intersections of gender, class, race and ethnicity and asks students to challenge their traditional knowledge about women and men by examining the idiosyncrasies among women.

Warren Wilson College’s Gender and Women’s Studies program offers courses examining the formation of gender as well as intersections between gender and race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality. By examining dynamics affecting the lives of women throughout the world, this interdisciplinary view encourages students to address the diversity of women’s perspectives.

Courses are drawn from a variety of disciplines and introduce students to the intellectual, social, political, economic, spiritual, and artistic contributions and experiences of women in a variety of historical, global, and cultural contexts. Program courses, internship opportunities, and service learning encourage students to examine gender construction nationally, cross-culturally, and historically in order to better understand dynamics of empowerment and oppression. The program also gives special emphasis to the particular challenges that women face locally and globally. Gender and Women’s Studies provides students with a critical and interdisciplinary perspective on the social construction of gender and opportunities to bring this framework to bear in a variety of careers and areas of graduate study. Furthermore, Gender and Women’s Studies is an excellent complement to other majors if students choose to earn a double major.  visit us on the web

Contact:
Laura Vance
Sociology/Anthropology
WWC CPO 6206
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000

Phone: 828.771.5851
Email: lvance@warren-wilson.edu

SheVille Team

We are a one-of-a-kind magazine that provides local, regional, national and international information about women’s lives and education, performing and visual arts and writing, the environment, green living and sustainability and regional Western North Carolina business, people and events. “Villages preserve culture: dress, food and dance are a few examples. As villages grow in population and turn into towns, local cafes make way for large American chains. Handmade leather sandals are discarded for a pair of Western sneakers. Due to its small size, a village fosters a tight-knit sense of community. Justpeace.org explains the meaning of the African proverb, “It takes a village,” by stating that a sense of community is critical to maintaining a healthy society. Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears. Large cities are not as conducive to growing and producing foods such as fruits and vegetables. Villages, on the other hand, usually have ample amounts of land and other resources necessary for growing conditions.” The Importance of Villages by Catherine Capozzi Our Mission SheVille.org provides readers with information important to women’s lives and well-being. We focus primarily on the areas of education & health, business & finance, the arts & the environment. We are particularly interested in local & regional resources, organizations & events.
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