In this course, we will explore the social construction of gender and learn about the cultural history of gender identity around the world. We will also look inward and consider how our own environment has shaped our identities. Throughout the course, you will be challenged to critically examine your own assumptions about gender as well as confront contemporary understandings of the gender binary in order to disrupt the status quo. Students will leave the course with a more inclusive lens in which to view gender in the world.
Gender Studies: Looking Beyond the Binary
About Expand Your Mind
For Rising 8th-12th Grade Students
A Unique Experience on a College Campus
Expand Your Mind brings together talented students from across the Twin Cities, the nation, and the world for intensive learning and discovery during two 2-week summer sessions. Located on the beautiful campus of Macalester College, EYM challenges students academically while developing leadership skills, instilling self-confidence, and fostering lifelong friendships among like-minded peers.