The difference between sex and gender is an important one. Scholars explain sex as the sexual identity while gender
refers to social identity. This research is a descriptive qualitative study and is done through purposive sampling by the
students of department of Gender Studies, University of the Punjab, Pakistan. The aim of the study is to analyze the
perceptions, preferences and choices of Gender Studies’ students for their subject which will helps researcher to explore
the goal orientation of students regarding their subjects in upcoming studies, on the same topic. The necessary information
has been collected through semi structured questionnaire comprising both open ended and closed ended questions and
analyzed by narrations.
The findings of the document are concerned about Gender Studies subject as a whole. The study includes students of
BS, M. Phil, Phd, and master program from department of Gender Studies, University of The Punjab, new campus,
Lahore. The results apparently show that students were concerned about the discriminatory practices, social issues, social
evils, women rights. But this is just a single aspect of the study as this subject helps student to understand the sexuality in a
society as well, “It is related to humanity than sexuality” while another mentioned, “Women studies shifts to Gender
Studies which covers narrations of all sexes with their biological, socio, economic, political aspects and the rights of sexes.”
Further this paper recommends that the syllabus in the campus should include more country based researches and
findings. The students would love to read about the ground realities and experiences of their own cultures.