Gender Studies

Gender Studies program at FJWU is interdisciplinary in content and approach. It explores issues related to women and gender across academic disciplines.

The intellectual goal of the program is to develop new approaches to knowledge about women and gender-related issues; focus on women's roles and accomplishments, issues faced by women in the world today with special reference to Pakistan, and the significance of gender in shaping the experience of communities and individuals. The program is committed to a multicultural curriculum that sustains and integrates diverse perspectives. Gender Studies classes emphasize participatory education in which student collaboration, critical thinking, and personal insight are encouraged. A degree in Gender Studies equips students with open minds about the challenges of gender difference, analytical skills, understanding of socio-political issues currently affecting Pakistani women in today’s diverse and multi-cultural world.