The study of gender, sexuality, and women investigates how the social construction of gender/sexuality can shape personal identities, beliefs, and opportunities. It’s a lens into history, psychology, sociology, law, art, literature, and beyond that flips the perspective of traditional learning models in these fields to better understand a diverse world. It’s challenging stereotypes, power dynamics, and norms. It’s recognizing oppression both throughout history and today, and the systemic inequities that cause it. It’s understanding intersectionality, examining forms of identity including race, class, ability, gender and sexuality, and how they interact.
Gender studies prepares you to meet the societal needs of analyzing social inequities, initiating change, and confronting social injustice. GSW graduates are educated, mindful citizens who are socially and politically active in the broadest sense. Bring compassion, perspective, and insight to a future in education, health care, the media, the arts, politics, law, social work, psychology, sports, business, and industry.