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Opinion: The Women’s and Gender Studies major encompasses more than you think

Opinion: The Women’s and Gender Studies major encompasses more than you think

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

February 11, 2020

While it’s easy to write off WGS courses as “fluff,” that hasn’t been my experience. WGS is an interdisciplinary field of study that helps students understand how gender underlies all that we see and do. WGS students are diverse in terms of gender, sexual orientation and career goals, and the major offers flexibility to choose the classes that matter to us most. It’s also just as academic as any other social science. By the end of my sophomore year, I engaged in service learning with a community crisis center for survivors of domestic violence and completed a formal research project that was accepted for presentation at two undergraduate conferences.

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