University of Iowa Women's Studies Department
The University of Iowa Women’s Studies Program was founded in 1974. It was one of the first women’s studies programs in the United States. Originally professors held joint appointments in the social sciences as well as the humanities. Women’s Studies achieved departmental status in 2000. In April 2010, Women’s Studies changed its name to the Department of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies. In 2011 the department had sixteen faculty members with joint appointments and fifty-five affiliated faculty, and offered undergraduate major and minor degrees as well as a graduate certificate.
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One of the first institutional departments in the United States to be focused on women's studies.