Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field that addresses gender formation, empowerment, health, psychology, and basic issues of social justice. Used as an academic theme of study at Grand Rapids Community College, Gender Studies is a rigorous and active education that supports students as they develop awareness of the social construction of gender, especially as it affects personal and intellectual growth. The courses are useful for all students who seek careers in teaching, business, psychology, counseling and a range of other career choices. At present, the curriculum includes Introduction to Women’s Studies (WST 200 ) and courses in other departments: EN 278 - Introduction to Women’s Literature , COM 235 - Gender and Communication , HS 225 - History of Gender and Sexuality , and EN 284 - LGBTQ Literature .
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