Definition of women's studies in English:

women's studies

plural noun

  • [usually treated as singular] Academic courses in sociology, history, literature, and psychology that focus on the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society.

    • ‘The lab will be available to the departments of political science, economics, sociology, women's studies and possibly others, Robinson says.’
    • ‘Mary Lynn Stewart, professor of history and women's studies, is excited about the new program.’
    • ‘The volume could prove useful for framing courses on women's studies for Indian universities, as also for South Asian and gender studies Departments abroad.’
    • ‘It would be an excellent addition to courses on twentieth-century American history, women's studies, the American West, or peace studies.’
    • ‘Glance at the title of this book and you might consign it to the special interest category, deeming it only relevant to those taking courses in Australian history or women's studies.’
    • ‘Sun launched women's studies, a pioneer course of its kind in China, for undergraduate students at this prestigious university in 1997.’
    • ‘She lectures in film, literature and women's studies at La Trobe University Bendigo.’
    • ‘With regard to curricula, there are numerous incentives to develop and teach courses in women's studies.’
    • ‘Instead, the focus is on departments like sociology or ethnic and women's studies where there's a lot of progressive thought.’
    • ‘Yet, she did go to college, graduated in women's studies and history and consciously chose to become an organiser.’
    • ‘Arthur is now at SUNY Purchase double-majoring in sociology and women's studies.’
    • ‘The class in which Mary and I met was listed by the departments of studio art, women's studies, and art history.’
    • ‘This book will be of keen interest to those in composition studies, women's studies, history, and education alike.’
    • ‘I'm interested in women's studies, history programs and English programs.’
    • ‘This can also be verified in sociological, psychological and women's studies.’
    • ‘Dr Caball said social studies, women's studies, history, literature and film studies were all popular choices for postgraduate research by applicants for the awards.’
    • ‘The 22-year-old earned a degree in women's studies and sociology from Smith this May.’
    • ‘My education on women's studies and literature is patchy and incomplete.’
    • ‘I was going to major in psychology and minor in women's studies.’
    • ‘Beginning with insights packaged as part of women's studies and family history, this subject gradually has come into its own.’