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Welcome to Women's and
Gender Studies!

Virginia Beard
Women's and Gender Studies

Women’s and Gender Studies gives students a theoretical base for analyzing the construction of gender and the historical, economic, political, social and cultural experiences of women. Interdisciplinary in nature, women’s and gender studies draws on resources in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Classes in women’s and gender studies are discussion-based and knowledge gained is both intellectual and experiential in nature.

Five Reasons to Study Women’s and Gender Studies

What Students Say About Women’s and Gender Studies


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First four women graduates of Hope College:
Sarah Alcott 1882
Frances Phelps Otte 1882
Lizzie Phelps 1885
Mary Alcott Drekema 1885HC

(Collection of the Joint Archives of Holland)