Gender Studies Overview
Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that examines the intersection between gender with race, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, class, and/or other inequalities. The field examines structures of power as it relates to gender in the context of historical and contemporary struggles for social, political, cultural, and economic change. Students will examine the social construction of femininity, masculinity, sexual identity, and gender identity from a feminist perspective.
Upon completion of the gender studies program, students will be able to
- Students will analyze and assess historical, social, political, cultural, economic, and psychological forces that have led to the construction of gender in both global and national contexts.
- Students will identify and evaluate the development of feminist theories as well as the contemporary and historical experiences of difference including but not limited to economic classes, sexual orientations, age, ability, and cultural and racial backgrounds.