Focus Areas

Women’s Rights and Gender Justice

Undergraduate students from any school in the university who are not majoring in Liberal Arts can elect to minor in Gender Studies. Those majoring in Liberal Arts (BA or BS, Liberal Arts) can explore Gender Studies as a guided area of study. All Lang students can take courses in Gender Studies to supplement their major course of study.

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.

The meaning of gender is changeable and is renegotiated over time. In Gender Studies courses, you'll 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

Community engagement

Many organizations in New York City focus on environmental and health justice needs. Some of these organizations have partnered with Lang students and faculty:

Related media and resources

Gender Justice: