Definition of women's studies in English:

women's studies

plural noun

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

    • ‘My education on women's studies and literature is patchy and incomplete.’
    • ‘Mary Lynn Stewart, professor of history and women's studies, is excited about the new program.’
    • ‘The class in which Mary and I met was listed by the departments of studio art, women's studies, and art history.’
    • ‘It would be an excellent addition to courses on twentieth-century American history, women's studies, the American West, or peace studies.’
    • ‘With regard to curricula, there are numerous incentives to develop and teach courses in women's studies.’
    • ‘I was going to major in psychology and minor in women's studies.’
    • ‘I'm interested in women's studies, history programs and English programs.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The 22-year-old earned a degree in women's studies and sociology from Smith this May.’
    • ‘This book will be of keen interest to those in composition studies, women's studies, history, and education alike.’
    • ‘She lectures in film, literature and women's studies at La Trobe University Bendigo.’
    • ‘Beginning with insights packaged as part of women's studies and family history, this subject gradually has come into its own.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 lab will be available to the departments of political science, economics, sociology, women's studies and possibly others, Robinson says.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Instead, the focus is on departments like sociology or ethnic and women's studies where there's a lot of progressive thought.’
    • ‘Sun launched women's studies, a pioneer course of its kind in China, for undergraduate students at this prestigious university in 1997.’