What are the gendered beliefs that inform college “hook-up” culture? What explains the persistent wage gap between women and men? Why is U.S. politics so much more male-dominated than politics in many other Western countries? Why are unarmed Black men fifteen times more likely than unarmed White men to be killed by police? Why are transgendered persons often a source of fascination, yet also victims of hate crimes?
These are some of the questions that we explore in WGS courses. Join us to gain new perspectives on the world around us, as a major, a minor, or for a cognate!
The Program in Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Miami seeks to encourage the rigorous investigation of gender as a significant issue in all areas of human experience. It reaches across disciplines to draw on a range of methods, theories, and perspectives that help us to understand how ideas and structures based on gender shape our lives. The program's core objective is to foster the examination, open discussion, and lively debate of gender issues among faculty and students from all fields of study, enriching the undergraduate curriculum and the university's academic mission through greater communication across disciplines and colleges. Its aim is to broaden, deepen, and transform the learning community at UM and beyond.