Katie Schumacher '16

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

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