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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 School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies offers a BA in social and cultural analysis with a concentration in women and gender studies in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU's West campus.
This program 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.
Social and Cultural Analysis (Women and Gender Studies) (BA)
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, New College of
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Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Graduates of this program will be 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 will be able to flourish in areas as varied as:
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:
|Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary||15.1%||$68,950|
|History Teachers, Postsecondary||10%||$66,840|
|Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||9.7%||$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).