Program Description

The interdisciplinary practice of Women’s Studies draws from diverse academic approaches. A student’s program may draw from approaches such as Anthropology, Chicana Studies, Dance, Communication, Creative Writing, Interdisciplinary Studies, Labor Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, the Visual and Performing Arts, Women and Business, Africana Studies, Asian Pacific Studies, Black Studies, Economics, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding and Women in Science.

CSUDH Women’s Studies students will acquire the knowledge and skills to advocate for social justice and change and engage in service learning. Students will also learn the importance of interconnecting communities, from local to global levels. The Women’s Studies Program is part of the Division of World Cultural Studies.

Who minors in Women’s Studies?
A Women’s Studies minor is ideal for students who:

  • Wish to supplement their major with knowledge related to women’s experiences and gender issues
  • Seek formal contact with students and faculty members who share a scholarly interest in women's experiences and lives.

Women's Studies enables students to meet the challenges of the 21st Century and to become leaders in many different occupations, from business to education, community organizations to government agencies, politics to research and arts and literature. Our students have launched successful careers as lawyers, teachers, artists, community leaders, elected officials, business managers, and other professionals.

No specific high school or community college courses are required as prerequisites. Students are expected to have adequate reading and writing skills and an interest in understanding the complex forces that determine gender roles.