Department of Women's Studies

Women's Studies - Building Strong Leaders and Advocates

Students who minor in Women's Studies develop the skill to perceive and understand how one’s sex and gender contribute to our experiences and roles in the world.  Women’s Studies students learn that both men’s and women’s interactions with the social and political environments is influenced by their sex, and their experiences can be further affected by their race, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Women’s Studies students can apply this skill to a variety of career fields and a minor in Women’s Studies also complements other fields, such as law enforcement, social work, political science, psychology, sociology, fine arts, non-profit administration, nursing, and business degrees.

Current Students

Contact Info

Dr. Aimee Shouse

Office:  Simpkins Hall 226 E
Phone:  (309) 298-2214
Email:   Womens-Studies@wiu.edu

Advisor - Ellen Poulter

Office hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. M - F
Office: Simpkins Hall 124
Phone: (309) 298-2189
Email: e-poulter@wiu.edu