Start Here
Explore Avila
seven students

What is Women's and Gender Studies?

What is Women's and Gender Studies?

Women's and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program that aims to build an awareness of the multitude of ways in which bodies and identities are culturally constructed. While many of our individual courses deal directly with women and gender, they are more largely concerned with considering and questioning the ways in which sex, gender, race, class, sexualities (and a host of other identity categories) have been used as mechanisms of both oppression and empowerment within and against certain populations. Taught from a feminist theoretical perspective and open to all students, Women's and Gender Studies courses are designed to give students the tools to engage their critical thinking skills, to enable them to dissect the mechanisms of power that are central to culture, and to understand and challenge the worlds in which they live.

The Avila Promise

  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • up to $1,000 Travel Award

 

That’s the Avila Promise.

Remembering Dr. C. Larry Garrison Sullivan

Dr. Larry Garrison Sullivan

1944 - 2019 

During his 46 years at the university, Dr. Garrison Sullivan inspired us all. Please share your memories >

You're Invited

transfer to avila this spring

Attend Avila University's 43rd Annual Steer Dinner & Auction on Saturday, February 2, 2019

Register now >>

Graduation Information

graduate psychology

May 11, 2019, is right around the corner. Keep up-to-date with commencement events here >

AU News

Avila University - SOAR 2018
×

Reach Your
Full Potential

Want to know more about Avila University and the Avila Promise?
Fill out the form below.

Clicking the "Request Information" button below constitutes your express written consent to be called and/or texted by Avila University at the number you provided, regarding furthering your education. You understand that these calls may be generated using automated technology.