Social and Cultural Analysis (Women and Gender Studies), BA

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The Social and Cultural Analysis degree offers a concentration in Women and Gender Studies, providing in-depth study of societal, historical structures that shape gender, identity, opportunity and behavior. A broad examination of feminist theory seeks to understand women’s status and influence.

Take a deep-dive into the historical, political and cultural underpinnings of the fabric that binds communities today. You'll explore the historic and current context of ongoing inequities in opportunities for women as well as the invaluable, unique contributions by women.


The BA program in social and cultural analysis with a concentration in women and gender studies offers students a transdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on the diverse experiences of women in both national and international contexts. The program also examines the meaning of gender as a socially constructed category that shapes personal identities, beliefs, opportunities and behaviors.

The wide range of classes explores the intersections of gender, race, class and sexuality; the institutional structures that have an impact on women's and men's lives; and the broad range of feminist theories that seek to explain and influence women's status in society. Areas of emphasis include gender and sexuality, critical race feminisms, gender and the borderlands, transnational feminisms, social activism and social movements, histories of feminism and critical embodiment studies.

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Social and Cultural Analysis (Women and Gender Studies), BA

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Gloria CuadrazC. Alejandra ElenesBreanne FahsSarah StageEric Swank

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Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Archivists 14.3%$51,760
Copy Writers7.6%$61,820
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 10.5%$72,230
History Teachers, Postsecondary 10.3%$72,690
Political Scientists2.8%$115,110
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 10.6%$81,430

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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