Gender Studies at Rutgers–Camden seeks to educate students about how gender shapes human experience, including interactions with sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, and other identity markers, and to encourage gender equality and social justice for all people.
The first of its kind in the region, Gender Studies at Rutgers–Camden advances education with an interdisciplinary curriculum, research, campus programming, and community outreach. Combining men’s studies, women’s studies, and queer studies, Gender Studies at Rutgers–Camden offers students a special focus on diverse human experiences across many fields of study, including anthropology, childhood studies, criminal justice, English, fine arts, foreign languages, health sciences, history, philosophy, psychology, religion, social work, and sociology. Gender studies is about everyone and relevant to all academic disciplines and fields of work.
While Rutgers has yet to announce its plan for Fall 2020, we wanted to assure our Gender Studies students that while we are hopeful of offering courses in person, we are also mindful of the worries and stresses that come from face-to-face instruction. As a department, we have a history of offering robust and engaging online courses and will continue to offer those in the coming semester. No matter the decision made, we look forward to working with you all in the next academic year!
ONGOING VIRTUAL EVENT @ THE KIMMEL CENTER:
Visit this interactive exhibition to discover what it took for women to win voting rights and how gender inequality persists.
“Seat at the Table” is a modern installation in the lobby of the Kimmel Center. The exhibition commemorates the 19th Amendment – establishing women’s right to vote – and asks 100 years later, “Where are we now?” Visitors will experience the current status of gender equality in the United States through 3D infographic furniture.
Gender Studies graduates will:
1. Recall historical and contemporary themes in the interdisciplinary field of gender studies.
2. Explain how gender and sexuality affect the human experience, including interactions with race, ethnicity, class, and other identity markers.
3. Locate, evaluate, and use information on gender and sexuality and communicate through a variety of means.
4. Appreciate diversity and value social justice for all people.