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Why Study Women’s & Gender Studies

Why Study Women’s & Gender Studies?

WGS can:

  • help you to identify and assess gender-based assumptions and biases and to recognize their social, cultural and individual consequences;
  • teach you to analyze and integrate perspectives and bodies of knowledge across disciplines, and develop your critical thinking skills in ways that will complement and enhance your training in any other field;
  • prepare you for graduate study or for careers in non-profit organizations, businesses, the creative arts, education, government and public policy, journalism, law, social work, and more;
  • empower you to participate in public debate and act for social change.