The gender studies program provides an interdisciplinary and culturally inclusive approach to gender that critiques, interrogates, challenges and expands the parameters of traditional disciplines.
We emphasize the importance of gender as a category of analysis in the examination of social relations, cultural expression, political systems and knowledge production.
Gender studies draws on insights and methodologies from a wide variety of disciplines such as history, literature, politics, psychology and sociology. Its underlying philosophy and practice is inclusive rather than exclusive, integrated into other disciplines rather than a separate entity.
It also offers a useful complement to other fields like anthropology, international studies, counseling and public policy.