Women's and Gender Studies offers students rigorous academic courses that examine and question cultural, biological, political, and social constructions of women and gender.
Women's and Gender Studies examines the world through the lens of gender. Women's and Gender Studies crosses cultures, regions, periods, academic disciplines, and theories in order to study the social roles and sexual identities in the contexts of race, class, and ethnicity, as well as why and how gender has influenced who we are and what we do.
Women's and Gender Studies draws upon methods and content from a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, literature and the arts, biology, economics, history, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology. It seeks to extend students' intellectual development by helping them to understand women's accomplishments and capabilities, and by looking beyond the limits of traditional gender-differentiated roles.Read More »
News stories in Inside
- Faculty note: Staudinger publication
April 3, 2017
- Faculty note: Prof. Meinhardt photograph accepted to exhibition
March 8, 2017
- Faculty note: Prof. Alison Gates artwork to be displayed at Chicago’s Woman Made Gallery
February 22, 2017
- Dan Meinhardt returns to the Philosophers Café
December 5, 2016