Gender is a fundamental aspect of personal and social identity and a biological, psychological and cultural category of paramount importance for people everywhere. In addition, gender is often a criterion for social stratification and different political treatment, as well as a favored symbol for expressing values and beliefs.
Gender studies offers students an opportunity for focused study of varied issues, in both contemporary and past societies:
- Human reproduction
- Gender roles in the family and society
- The psychology of identity
- Sexual orientation
- Representations of women and men in literature, music and art