Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary program that challenges the cultural, intellectual, social, and political assumptions about sex, gender, and sexuality systems. A unique field, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies draws on scholarship from multiple disciplines to develop its own theories, methods and epistemologies. The inextricable linkage of theory and practice forms the foundation of the field. Courses in the program critically engage issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality and other key components of identity, and the ways they intersect.

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program offers you opportunities to:

  • Identify intersecting systems of power; including race, class, ethnicity, gender, sex, and sexuality.
  • Gain specialized knowledge and acquire proficiency in course content.
  • Apply theories, methods, and epistemologies to course materials and lived experience.
  • Analyze and critically evaluate the implications of specialized knowledge put into practice.

As an interdisciplinary program, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies offers a unique way to combine elements from other disciplines and bring them together in especially powerful ways: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies encourages research and scholarship that integrate diverse ideas.