The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program empowers students to transform the world. Students acquire the knowledge and skills to prepare them as innovators, scholars and activists; to cultivate them as leaders in feminist and social justice projects, in journalism and digital media, in law and public policy, and in community organizing and corporate enterprise.
Across and within WGSS and WGSS cross-listed courses, careful attention is paid to gender and sexuality as dynamic, structuring forces—on the body, online, across axes of social difference, in history and contemporary culture, for intimacy and activism, within local, national, and transnational scenes and circuits of power. Through investigations along multiple and overlapping scales, students are uniquely equipped to assess, theorize, and reshape configurations of gender and sexuality in our everyday lives.
Students receiving a B.A. in WGSS will:
cultivate analytic skills in the interdisciplinary field of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies;
acquire broad knowledge of the major themes, questions, and contestations that have generated and continue to animate women’s, gender and sexuality studies scholarship;