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    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
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    Phone: 212.229.5150 or
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    Program Director and Departmental Faculty Advisor
    Rose Réjouis

    Associate Professor, Literature
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  • Question the culturally constructed idea of sex difference and the way gender and sexuality are renegotiated over time. The Gender Studies minor at Lang immerses you in diverse interdisciplinary subjects including feminist thought and action; men's studies; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender studies; and queer theory.

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    Explore a central facet of identity that profoundly influences the structures of society. Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary area of study that draws its courses from across the university and features substantial public programming and opportunities to explore gender through the arts. In Gender Studies courses, you investigate

    • The history of feminist thought and action
    • Social justice, labor issues, and global politics
    • Studies of masculinity
    • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender studies
    • Queer theory
    • The intersections of gender with race, class, and sexuality
    • International gender scholarship from the last four decades

    For students who are deeply invested in issues of social justice, courses in Gender Studies offer a way to understand the ideologies, social patterns, and images that shape our world.

    All Lang students can take designated courses in Gender Studies to supplement their major course of study. Those majoring in Liberal Arts can explore Gender Studies as a guided area of study; all others may elect to minor in Gender Studies. Visit the Gender and Sexualities Studies Institute website, the intellectual home for New School scholarship, creative practice, and programming in the field of gender, sexualities, and LBGTQI studies. 

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    Connecting to New York City

    While it offers the atmosphere and intimacy of a small college, Eugene Lang College is part of The New School, a major progressive university in New York City. Many Gender Studies classes draw on the resources of NYC, such as the course New York City Activists and Their Worlds, a project-based course that focuses on movements and groups concerned with race, gender, and social justice. Each year, public events addressing issues in the field are created collaboratively with the input of students and faculty in the Gender Studies community.

    Career Paths

    In Gender Studies courses, you learn to write and think critically about gender, and you gain skills such as research, presentation, and problem solving that can be applied to a wide range of careers, including advocacy or social services-related positions, community development, business, and government. Consult our 4-Year Lang Career Pathways Map (PDF) for helpful steps and resources to link your academic journey to your future plans. 

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