Women & Gender Studies
At Emory & Henry, we see Women & Gender Studies as both an academic discipline and an opportunity to participate in the community.
This interdisciplinary field examines our cultural and biological understandings of gender and sexuality through a variety of theoretical lenses: sociology, biology, psychology, literature, economics, political science, mass communications, and more. We explore significant questions: What does it mean in a culture to be “female” or “male”? Or neither? How do we understand sexual attraction and identity? How do we perform our masculine or feminine or non-binary genders in public and private?
But gender doesn’t exist in isolation. We also explore how gender intersects with race, class, region, and other aspects of identity. Gender is a fundamental category of analysis as we seek to understand the operations of power and inequality in society.
Minor, Women and Gender Studies
To examine the history and current status of gender issues, providing theoretical and practical experience in a variety of areas.