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

The Social and Cultural Analysis program offers a concentration in Women and Gender Studies, providing in-depth study of societal and historical structures that shape gender, identity, opportunity and behavior. A broad examination of feminist theory seeks to understand women’s status and influence on society. Our graduates become vital assets in civil rights organizations, NGOs, and in the political and corporate sectors.

The BA 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.

Degree Offered

Social and Cultural Analysis (Women and Gender Studies) (BA)
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, New College of

Location
West

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Career Outlook

Graduates of this program are prepared with the skills and knowledge necessary for graduate work as well as careers in government, education, business and nonprofit organizations. Due to the emphasis on culture and identity, students develop respect for and sensitivity to diverse populations. Graduates flourish in areas as varied as:

  • civil rights organizations
  • colleges and universities
  • corporations
  • government agencies
  • law firms
  • libraries
  • museums
  • nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Peace Corps
  • political action groups
  • public relation firms
  • research organizations
  • social service agencies

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
Archivists6.8%$49,120
Copy Writers2.3%$58,850
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 15.1%$68,950
Editors-5.3%$54,890
History Teachers, Postsecondary10%$66,840
Lawyers 5.6%$114,970
Political Scientists-2.3%$104,920
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary9.7%$73,790

* 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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