Why study women and gender studies?

Women and Gender Studies at the University of North Dakota is an interdisciplinary program that combines coursework from the traditional disciplines with in-depth exploration of gender and women's studies.

Our classes examine the complex interaction of gender with other elements of human difference, including race, class, religion, ethnicity, age, ability and nationality. Topics of study include:

  • The politics of sexuality
  • Gender and pop culture
  • Women's achievements and their contributions to history and the contemporary world
  • The performance of femininity and masculinity
  • Power dynamics and the effects on the body
  • Sexual minorities and LGBTQ+ identity and experience
  • The influence of gender in the shaping of personal identity, the family and public institutions

Drawing from a broad range of allied disciplines, you'll customize your studies to meet your academic goals.

Women and Gender Studies Courses

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