The study of women and gender is an interdisciplinary program that addresses the dynamics of gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and power. The programs aim to expand capacities for critical reflection and analysis and to engage students with varied approaches to women’s and gender research, uniting areas of knowledge such as philosophy, the humanities, the social sciences, and history. Both the major and minor emphasize a critical, feminist, cross-cultural, multiracial, and transnational understanding of the diversity of women’s experiences and life chances; they also seek to reach an understanding of how questions of gender are embedded in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. The major and minor in the study of women and gender introduces diverse perspectives and understandings concerning the reproduction of femininity and masculinity, inequality and poverty, violence and crime, race and social class, culture and media, politics and the law, and sexuality and reproductive rights in historical and contemporary contexts.
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