Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies: Self-Designed Major, Concentration
Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies is a multidisciplinary program that explores the many facets of gender and sexuality. We encourage our students to examine and challenge taken-for-granted assumptions, explore and honor marginalized experiences and perspectives, and question power at personal, interpersonal, social, structural levels.
Students in the program pursue critical questions from a range of academic disciplines and learn how activism can promote social change. We challenge students to consider how complex social identities such as race, social class, age, and ability intersect with gender and sexuality to shape the world in ways that are all at once personal, political, local, and global. Our concentration is an appropriate supplement to any academic major.
- 15-20 classes offered per semester and in a range of disciplines
- Opportunities to work closely with faculty on groundbreaking research and activist projects
- Events on a wide range of topics throughout the year
- The capstone experience — an independent project that can take the form of a research paper, an art or performance piece, or an action campaign