Women's and Gender Studies
The mission is to promote global awareness and an appreciation for human diversity through the study of women. Faculty members provide a comprehensive academic and co-curricular program that offers excellence in interdisciplinary education and prepares students for participation in today's diversifying work force. This program includes an undergraduate minor, the option of pursuing and individualized major and a Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies with courses introducing students to the growing body of feminist scholarship, its theories, methodologies, and perspectives.
Further, faculty aim to demonstrate teaching methods reflective of diverse learning styles; enhance advising, mentoring, and advocacy for women; develop and implement appropriate assessment strategies; support research and creative activities of women faculty and staff; serve as a university and community resource on women's issues; represent the University of Central Missouri in local, regional, and national
women's studies organization; and honor the achievements of women.