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The Women's Studies department offers students an opportunity to learn about the past and present achievements and experiences of women and to understand more clearly the decisive role that gender has played and continues to play in human societies. Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary program which provides a frame of reference for understanding the contemporary and historical experience, roles, and contributions of both women and men.

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SUSAN PALMER

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Walla Walla Campus
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362


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Mission

The mission of the Social Sciences Division is to provide opportunities for students to better understand individual and group behavior, and develop skills to explore and analyze past and present society and culture.

Program Outcomes

  • An aesthetic and intellectual comprehension of culturally and linguistically diverse works in literature, philosophy, visual and performing arts, including film and music.
  • An understanding and working knowledge of terminology commonly used in the humanities.
  • An appropriate level of creativity, discipline, and technique in the production of assigned work in the humanities.

Degree Options

Students may earn an Associate in Arts AA-DTA degree (90 credits) which is designed for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution with junior standing. Students pursuing this degree should meet with an academic advisor at WWCC and an advisor at their intended baccalaureate institution to determine an appropriate educational plan. (See AA-DTA in Degrees section of catalog).

Preparation for Success

A major in Women's Studies is strengthened by advanced studies in psychology, sociology, literature, and history.