This article is an attempt to consider some issues concerning the development of Women's Studies. Since the emergence of the Women's Liberation Movement in the United States in the late 1960s, there have also been various efforts to develop Women's Studies as the educational arm of the women's movement. At the present time, there are thousands of courses worldwide, and the growth continues. My main task is to examine how Women's Studies has developed and what shape it has taken in order to indicate the relevance of some issues to the condition of Polish women as well as in research and teaching in the social sciences. I discuss some issues concerning the definition of Women's Studies, its aims, content, and organization. In addition, exploring the implications of feminist theory and practice for the development of Women's Studies in the social sciences, I refer to my attempts to integrate feminist issues into research and teaching in the field of the sociology of education.