What is Women's and Gender Studies?
The Women's and Gender Studies program at Texas Tech University is an interdisciplinary academic program supporting transformational undergraduate- and graduate-level scholarship and teaching. WGS fosters creative, collaborative, and sustaining social justice approaches and feminist scholarship that advance understanding, equity, and compassion.
History: The Program
In 1981, the Women's Studies Program was approved by ASCAP as an interdisciplinary program. Three students decided to pursue the minor that year. As of today, the program has grown to include curriculum for credit toward the Core Curriculum in the area of the Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Additionally, since 2006 the Women's Studies Program participates in the Graduate Certificate Program (GCP), offering a specialist inter-disciplinary sub-field in women's, gender, and identity studies for doctoral and master's degree candidates. The GCP also functions as a stand-alone credential useful for professionals.
If you are interested in adding to your critical thinking skills and focusing on a career that intersects multiple perspectives of diversity, our program will be a good addition to your academic plan. For more information see the following:
Go to the Timeline here
Links of interest
WGS Advisory Board/Council
The purpose of the WGS Council is to advise the Director of the program and enable all members of the University community to participate in and be informed about the Women's Studies Program.