The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program is a feminist interdisciplinary program designed to acquaint students with scholarship on women, gender, sexuality, and feminist theory. WGSS courses examine the way gender is culturally constructed and the relation of gender to other systems of social difference such as race, ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation. This scholarship covers a variety of theoretical and empirical studies from within both traditional disciplines and interdisciplinary frames. In addition to the core WGSS courses, the program offers a wide range of cross-listed courses taught by faculty members from many departments and programs, and students are encouraged to develop a broad foundation through study in several fields. A WGSS major graduates with a program of study that is often unique to the student’s developing interests.
Students may pursue a major or a minor in WGSS. Descriptions for courses cross-listed with WGSS are listed under the various departments.
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