Welcome to the Women's and Gender Studies Program
The Women's and Gender Studies Program enables students to explore the social and cultural effects of gender difference.
Our program encompasses two overlapping approaches. Women's Studies emphasizes the intellectual, artistic, political, social, economic, and spiritual contributions of women, which traditional scholarship long overlooked or denigrated. Gender Studies extends the interdisciplinary methods of Women's Studies to a broader range of issues, including the social and cultural meanings of masculinity and sexual identity. Both approaches explore the way that race, class, nationality, religion and other social categories interact with gender and sexuality.
Our program offers the following courses of study:
Because work in Women's and Gender Studies draws on many academic disciplines, our program complements virtually every major (See our Summer 2013 or Fall 2013 classes and our list of classes by discipline). Moreover, our courses expose students to new ways of thinking about personal identity as well as about traditional scholarly inquiry.
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C-SPAN Coverage of Sandra Fluke Event
On September 24, Women’s and Gender Studies hosted Sandra Fluke, who gave a talk titled "Economics and Equality: How Obstacle to Women's Health Care Access Affect Us All." Her talk was followed by a panel discussion featuring Professor Charles Curran, Elizabeth Scurlock Professor of Human Values; Associate Provost and Dedman Law professor Linda Eads; and Mr. Ken Lambrecht, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.
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