Women's & Gender Studies

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Women's & Gender Studies

Women's & Gender Studies

Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program that examines the historical construction and perpetuation of asymmetrical sex and gender systems, and their relationship to other systems of power. It also explores the ways in which gender intersects with personal identities, social arrangements, economic and political systems, and ways of knowing and understanding the world.

Women’s and Gender Studies offers a major with course offerings from fifteen departments in the School of Arts and Sciences, The Crane School of Music and the School of Education and Professional Studies. There is also a Women’s and Gender Studies minor.


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Women's & Gender Studies students are able to develop unique preparation for a variety of career and graduate study options.