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Women's and Gender Studies is a field devoted to answering some of the most basic questions about the way that our identities – understood through sex, gender, race, class, and sexuality, among others – impact our roles in society. In a very literal sense, then, everyone is impacted by the issues that we raise in Women's and Gender Studies classes.
But this is only one reason why Women's and Gender Studies is a subject worth exploring. Because Women's and Gender Studies courses are interdisciplinary by design, our students come away with a solid exposure to many different ways of thinking about human identity. In one course, students may learn how to use sociology to study class and race; in another, they may learn how gender is understood by different religions. In still another, they may learn about the role that sex and gender have played in the media, in history, and in literature. In other words, the possibilities for study are endless.
If you have any questions about Women's and Gender Studies at Avila, please feel free to contact Leslie Smith, Director of Women's and Gender Studies Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org.