Gender Studies is now a widely recognized interdisciplinary field of enquiry in the humanities and social sciences. The reason that this field has become prominent over the past thirty to forty years is closely tied to social changes in industrialized countries. The Gender Studies Minor Programme aims to develop both conceptual knowledge and key abilities as a foundation for a systematic inquiry into gender-related matters. Conceptually, these modules help students to build up a nuanced understanding from different disciplinary perspectives of the ways in which gender exerts far-reaching impact on everyday encounters and lived realities. Students who have undergone this programme are expected to be able to critically evaluate the merits of alternative interpretations by building arguments for or against particular explanations.
The minor offers students the opportunity to develop both conceptual knowledge and key abilities as a foundation for a systematic inquiry into gender-related matters. This will assist students in a career in which they have to work with people or groups in a sensitive way: civil service, teaching, public relations, journalism, and business, especially.