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The Women's Studies program allows both female and male students a forum to broaden their education by enriching their understanding of women through multiple fields of inquiry, and by offering theoretical and experiential opportunities to explore issues of diversity in gender, class, race, and sexuality. The program supports critical thinking about women's and men's social, economic, cultural, and political roles in the past, present, and the future. The program challenges students to develop their intellectual understanding of the impact of gender as an organizing force and cultural construct in societies.
As the global community continues to explore universal themes of justice, equality, human dignity and integrity, personal freedom and political liberty, the facts of women's lives have become issues of international focus, so that a minor in Women's Studies is a natural compliment to such majors such as Business; Criminal Justice; History; Literature and Foreign Languages; Media Studies; Psychology; Religious Studies, and Sociology and Social Work.
The program in Women's Studies also provides students with the opportunity to enrich their understanding of women as well as men through multiple fields of inquiry, and students are encouraged to explore the meaning and application of such understanding to their own lives. The members of the faculty in the Women's Studies Program, drawn from several departments at Sacred Heart University, are superior scholars in their own disciplines and are committed to academic excellence. They seek to engage students in critical thinking about women's and men's social, economic, cultural, and religious roles, and to challenge students to develop their own intellectual understanding of the impact of gender as an organizing force and cultural construct in all societies.
Bollywood's Gendered Tales & Global Narratives
March 13, 2018
Sacred Heart University's School of Communication & Media Arts and the Women's Studies Program will present "Bollywood's Gendered Tales & Global Narratives" on Thursday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Martire Center Theater (E145). The guest speaker will be Swapnil Rai, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Contemporary South Asia, Brown University.
Women in Jazz
March 8, 2018
Sacred Heart University's Academic Music Program and Women's Studies Program will host a Women in the Arts concert on Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, featuring flutist Ali Ryerson and pianist Joyce DiCamillo. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Honorable Elaine L. Chao to Speak as Part of "Women Can Have It All" Series
March 9, 2016
Fairfield, Conn. - Linda McMahon, founder and CEO of Women’s Leadership LIVE and co-founder and former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), will host the Honorable Elaine L. Chao, 24th U.S. Secretary of Labor (2001-2009), in the fifth installment of her ongoing series, “Women Can Have it All,” at Sacred Heart University.