Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Students in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program, examine intersecting systems of social difference—gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, and ability. Throughout your studies you’ll learn to think independently, analytically, and courageously about your own subjectivities and the world around you.

Students in WGSS explore gender, sexuality, and feminist theory within the contexts of culture and history. Through close readings of literature, film, and historical texts, students learn to think critically about gender and sexuality and their relationship to other areas of social difference. Professors collaborate with students to examine the societal roles that women and men play and the direct and indirect implications of these roles on culture and the next generation. Students tailor their academic program to their interests, selecting from courses in WGSS and from other disciplines, and they graduate experienced in a variety of feminist research methodologies.