Women's and Gender Studies

The Women's and Gender Studies program spans a wide range of disciplines to offer courses that focus on the analysis of gender as a category.

Courses associated with the program pay particular attention to the social construction of gender identity and gender relations and to the intersection of gender with other categories, including race, class, and sexuality. The WGS program values student engagement with feminist discourses and practices and seeks to help you understand representations and realities of gender in multicultural and global contexts.

All students who complete the concentration engage in either an independent study or an internship, depending on their interests and needs. The concentration in women’s and gender studies is designed to complement majors and career goals in many different fields, including government, non-profit agencies, non-governmental organizations, education, human resources, social work, counseling, law, medicine, and the arts.

ArtSci News
October 20, 2016
The Comparison Project will present the third event in its 2016–2017 series on death and dying. A community interfaith dialogue on Oct. 27 will feature representatives of three different refugee religions in Des Moines.