About the Program

What are the gendered beliefs that inform college “hook-up” culture?   What explains the persistent wage gap between women and men? Why is U.S. politics so much more male-dominated than politics in many other Western countries? Why are unarmed Black men fifteen times more likely than unarmed White men to be killed by police?  Why are transgendered persons often a source of fascination, yet also victims of hate crimes? 

These are some of the questions that we explore in WGS courses. Join us to gain new perspectives on the world around us, as a major, a minor, or for a cognate!

A message from the Program Director, Merike Blofield.