College of Arts and Sciences

Women's and Gender Studies

Welcome to the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at John Carroll University

Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program that examines the meaning of gender as a socially constructed category, which shapes personal identities, beliefs, and opportunities. In a range of courses, the women and men who enroll in our courses will systematically analyze the intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality. The curriculum examines a range of issues which may be of specific interest to women, as well as those interested in how the experiences of gender and sexuality vary across national and international contexts. Some of these areas include gendered violence, sexual harassment, queer theory, inequality, social justice, power dynamics and human interaction.

As an interdisciplinary program, Women’s and Gender Studies focuses on students integrating the skills taught across the liberal arts, and expects its majors to engage in both critical and creative thinking. The analytical skills they acquire in the study of gender and society can be applied beyond the campus to other activities and eventually to their professional careers.

Learn more about the interdisciplinary major and minor programs in Women’s and Gender Studies.

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