The UNO Women’s and Gender Studies Program empowers individuals and communities through the collaborative work of students and faculty, who together study and explore all women’s lives and all constructions of gender across time, place, and culture, using a feminist lens.
Students learn while they prepare for life after graduation with a challenging and flexible curriculum of study, internships and independent study. For example, those interested in gender and health take different courses from those interested in art and feminism. Questions such as “Why is there a gender wage gap?” “Where are the women?” and “Why has masculinity been called a public health crisis (by men)?” animate Women’s and Gender Studies. Most fields of study today include women, gender, and sexuality to some extent: This major makes them the focus. The program employs the tools of different disciplines, including communication, arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and history.
Knowledge about women’s history, feminist perspectives, and the differences that gender and sexuality make to peoples’ lives are important to individuals, families, businesses and organizations, communities and nations. Graduating students are prepared for many opportunities. Women’s and Gender Studies students change lives and change the world.