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Women's and Gender Studies

Women's and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field that draws ideas, information, and methods from many traditional academic disciplines to explore the important role of gender throughout society. It examines how gender organizes knowledge and is embedded in our social institutions, including politics, economics, education, religion, and the family, and explores how gender influences people’s everyday lives.

 

Women’s and Gender Studies seeks to acknowledge and understand the contributions of women to human cultures while also taking a broader, far-reaching lens to consider the role played by gender as a social category. Courses in Women's and Gender Studies often examine the relationships between gender, race, class, and sexuality in addition to integrating perspectives from global feminisms and transnationalism. Women's and Gender Studies courses are for all students — male and female, white students and students of color, middle class and working class, straight and LGBTQI — who are interested in gaining new insight into gender issues.

 

At The University of Southern Mississippi, the Women's and Gender Studies Program offers both an undergraduate and a graduate minor. In addition to courses specific to the program (such as Introduction to Women's Studies, Special Topics in Women's Studies, and African Women Writers), we offer classes in a variety of academic areas, from sociology to literature, nursing to human performance, theatre and dance to speech communication, history, and political science. Specific courses are listed under the appropriate program.

 

For more information on the Women’s and Gender Studies minor or advisement, please contact:
Nicolle Jordan, Ph.D.
Director of Women's and Gender Studies

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