Student Resources

As a WGS student, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Examine theories concerning the social and historical constructions of gender;
  • Explore how gender defines relationships among women, among men, and between men and women;
  • Recognize that women's lives have been underrepresented in traditional disciplines and investigate previously neglected materials in order to identify women's as well as men's roles in cultural or social endeavors;
  • Study, compare, and evaluate an array of disciplinary perspectives on gender, including, but not limited to, cross-cultural, economic, sociological, historical, and literary perspectives;
  • Identify intersections of gender with race, class, age, sexual identity, and ethnicity, both locally and globally, both in the present and in the past;
  • Employ new methodological and critical approaches to materials customarily treated in other ways, revising the content and assumptions of particular disciplines to address gender and related issues more effectively.
  • Apply for travel awards for research purposes on a competitive basis.