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People, Culture and Society

Women and Gender Studies


Are you interested in how gender shapes people’s lives around the world? In most cultures, gender relates to power and which roles women and men should “naturally” occupy. Our daily lives are also affected by the way gender, race, class and sexuality intersect. Study gender across many areas including art, psychology and anthropology.

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Karin Green, Success Center Specialist

Degrees in Women and Gender Studies

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Following graduation, Women and Gender Studies majors work in many fields, including education, law, healthcare, business, marketing, media analysis or public relations. Find jobs as lawyers, politicians, doctors, human rights advocates, counselors, clinical psychologists or social workers.

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People, Culture and Society Students in the People, Culture and Society area want to learn about others in order to serve them well. They learn about the diversity of human experiences and how our relationships with each other create a deeper understanding and acceptance of our similarities. Everyone at Sierra can take advantage of opportunities to learn about others through the Student Engagement Centers programming, People and Culture Days, and other campus events. Karin Green, Support Specialist

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With more than 50 programs in total, something is bound to align with your goals. Find out which one is the right fit for you.

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    Explore human evolution, history and behavior. Specialize in areas like cultural, linguistic and forensic anthropology.
  • Students meeting in small groups to work on classroom group assignment


    You'll study how human relationships and organizations work by looking at social factors like race, gender and class.

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