A university does not offer training because they would be a good study choice in the strictly economic sense of the word.Universities offer this because it is part of the total knowledge domain and it is part of its task package to make that knowledge accessible. A university is not a training center.
In this sense, gender studies are a domain like another.As a science philosopher and someone who has ever struggled to do such a course, I am rather critical. The aim of many of these courses seems rather political, where science is only used as an expression of this political conviction.
Schools and universities are just like any other organization.. They have to deal with supply and demand.
Universities offer it because there is (apparently) demand for it.
Personally, I find it reprehensible that this is a study and that it is being offered.Maargoed, if it interests you then go ahead.
I stick to the old-fashioned biology and the results that we already pass on millenia.In addition, I am wide-minded and allowed to do and think what he/she (pun not intended) wants to do in life, but my facts will not change there.
Just as honest, I had to look at what the study also did.My thoughts initially went to the recent discussion on public toilets and the acquisition of a gender neutral passport. But in fact, the study focuses not only on those recent issues of transgender but is much broader and studies everything where sex can be an issue.
Utrecht University puts it as follows: “Emancipation, the recognition of differences, and awareness of intersections of gender with other factors of identity making (class, race, age, sexuality, etc.) are crucial tools in analysing social and cultural Relations in today’s from and post-secular societies. ” This statement is clearly central to the multidisciplinary study.
When I read that, I first thought-in spite of one of the other answers to your question-that such a study is absolutely so bad yet. I also realised that this not only fits seamlessly into a part of the current Dutch development policy but also in matters that we would like to develop abroad in well-developed countries.For this reason, I think the study is so popular and so many universities are offering it.
I will give a figurine and then it becomes clear.Check: Auto makes women Independent-Miva
This link talks about the situation of women in regions in Zimbabwe.They are socially disadvantaged and are very dependent on family or their husbands. To help them, MIVA has devised to encourage them to set up a business. Through this company, they earn their own income and become independent.
Examining this socio-cultural problem and being able to manipulate it in this way is really something of this time.It is so different from the old-fashioned development aid that consisted of sending second hand clothing or handing out bags of rice. But he is also really different from hitting wells or setting up a hospital.
But in my opinion, the study is not only useful in the context of development work.As has already been said: at every crossroads of gender with social issues, the question can be asked: if one of the many variables is given a twist what effect does it have?
I have never been formally studying it, but I find it very interesting.In the humanities, gender studies are very important, because it can have economic and other aftereffects later on. Think, for example, of “first wave feminism” where voting rights for women were won in most Western countries.
It is more important that you ask yourself what you want to do with it if you were to study it.Just go to a college or two and see if it is an interesting profession for you. It’s about much more than just biology or women’s emancipation.
Ben B gives all the right answer, but in addition:
In society sciences, first of all, you learn in general terms to fathom Society [that society, we all with each other.
This is (therefore) really a bit different as just a sum of individuals [as some stupid economists believe, it is an “organism” with its own characteristics, “behaviour” and interrelationships/relationships.
For example in power/influence and role of parts/groups/Members, also relative to each other.
This is mega-interesting to discover (after all, it’s about yourself, without going navel-gazing, but just about how we ‘ all ‘ are trying to make something from it/hoping to find out the ‘ all ‘ to do something the best).
Within this broad category you’ll be particularly interested in the role and proportions that males and females have in the whole, and relative to each other.Not because, by definition, there is a difference in social terms, but because (evidence from the absurd) a difference is clearly perceptible [if only in reward for the same work, for example. So for a scientist worth investigating, and worth future (fellow) researchers to educate.
Because that is the role of a university.
(How much American-pie-losers also see it as just a schoolboy)
[And if the educated do not remain in the research, but in the wider society apply their knowledge and understanding: for the time being still very useful (and that is also the same)