Gender Studies (Minor)

Program Description

In this minor, students will critically examine the many ways that gender shapes the lives of individuals and groups in past and contemporary societies across the globe and how gender-related inequalities have emerged and changed historically. Analyzing the complex social relations involving gender as it intersects with class, caste, race and ethnicity, and other inequalities across diverse regions and cultural contexts, Gender Studies provides a multi- and interdisciplinary curriculum rooted in faculty research across the NYUAD divisions, embracing Arts & Humanities, Social Science, and Science. It includes consideration of psychological and cultural forces, as well as broad historical, social, economic, and political forces, such as globalization, colonization, decolonization, revolutions entailing legal regime changes, and economic development.