ERIC Number: ED382074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Defining Moments in Women's Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Kleinendorst, Sheryl; Ford, Jean
This paper examines the history of the Women's Studies Program (WSP) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), as well as the history of women at the university. In 1892 Blanche Davis became the first woman to receive a degree from UNR, and by the turn of the century women faculty and students were a regular feature of campus life. Women's dormitories and sororities, as well as such organizations as the Home Economics Club and the Associated Women Students originated and developed in the early 20th century. During the 1970s growing support developed for a women's studies program, which was formally introduced in 1978 with the course "Women's Studies 101: Introduction to Women's Studies," WSP expanded during the 1980s, offering more courses and becoming part of the College of Arts and Sciences at UNR. An appendix highlights key individuals in the history of the WSP, courses approved and taught as part of the WSP minor, WSP sponsored events, and sponsors and underwriters of the WSP. (MDM)
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada Univ., Reno. Women's Studies Program.