A Major Event

Wednesday 8 October, 3-4pm, CSIT conference room: learn about the Gender studies program.

What is Gender Studies? Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field that draws upon research in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, arts, and professional education. Our professors come from Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Nursing, Theatre Arts, Communication, Music, English, History, Political Science, Global Studies, Religion, and Philosophy.

How has gender influenced our psychologies? What has been the role of women and men in shaping history? Do we communicate differently based upon the gender of the person we are speaking with, writing to, or getting to know? Is there gender equity in politics? How has gender been represented in music? In literature? In religion? And where do our ideas about gender come from, anyway?

These are just some of the questions our program seeks to answer. Gender Studies explores one of the most fundamental questions of all educational and professional pursuit: what does it mean to be human? Because Gender Studies is multi-faceted, students are encouraged to make strong personal connections between what they study and their own experience.

We work with the GAP, or Gender Advocacy Place, on campus to host events like presentations such as “Love is Irrational: Why We Love and Loathe Twilight” and “fTm: Scouting the Unknown” and “Mobilizing for Women’s Rights in Africa” and “Feminist Debates in India,” “Dancing on the White Page: Black Women Entertainers Write Autobiography.”

Students regularly present their work alongside graduate students at regional conferences.

Former Gender Studies majors and minors have gone on to develop successful careers in violence prevention, Business, Economic Development, Social Work, and Education.

With Gender Studies, the possibilities are endless…

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