What will you learn

What will you learn in Gender Studies?

  • The difference between sex and gender;
  • The social construction of gender;
  • Standpoint theory (the importance of location, situated knowledge);
  • Intersectionality of race, class, gender, ethnicity, sexuality; interlocking oppression;
  • The variations in women’s and men’s experiences across nations/ cultures/ time/ class/ race/ sexual orientation, etc.;
  • Gendered construction of knowledge and social institutions;
  • White privilege, male privilege, heterosexual privilege;
  • Women’s contributions to history, culture, politics, etc.