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Women's and Gender Studies


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.

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