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Gender Studies Program

The Gender Studies Program at Pacific is an interdisciplinary program that involves a variety of courses in different disciplines—Art History, Biology, Classics, English, French, Health Exercise & Sport Sciences, History, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, and Spanish—dealing with issues of gender.

Our program offers a minor to students interested in the study of gender. Students also have the option to work on a self-designed major in Gender Studies in consultation with their faculty adviser(s) and the Director of the Gender Studies Program.

Through the Gender Studies Program we invite you to explore:

  • The social construction of masculine and feminine identities
  • How gender intersects with nationality, race, ethnicity and class
  • The way in which gender identities are redefined over time
  • Gender representations in art, film and literature
  • How gender impacts the practice of science, health and medicine
  • How gender is perceived in other countries 

John LangtonJohn Langdon  

Congratulations to our Gender Studies student, John Langdon, for receiving the 2014 Fulbright-Nehru Grant! He will be conducting research on the untold story of jazz in India and the African American musicians who left the United States to pursue music careers in the 1920s and 30s. 






Two outstanding Gender Studies alumni, Monica and Theresa Cortez-Guardado, made a film with classmates while obtaining their Master's Degrees in Applied Women's Studies at Claremont Graduate University. The film was for their Visual Research Methods course and explores different views on feminism and how it plays a role in their personal and professional lives.  

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