Courses

GSWS courses come from disciplines that span the humanities and social sciences. Most class sizes are small so everyone can take part in class discussions. Many of our courses are discussion-centered and all are inter-disciplinary. In class, you will question norms and work with classmates on projects that impact the community. 

You will explore questions about society, the humanities, and the sciences by

  • challenging perspectives in which women or LGBTIQ people are absent or peripheral;
  • critically examining cultural assumptions about gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexual orientation; and by
  • applying knowledge to real-world situations and research.

If you want to sample a GSWS course, we recommend that you start with a Freshman Seminar (GSWS 150W), Introduction to Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (GSWS 205), or Topics in GSWS (GSWS 290). 

The Undergraduate Catalog lists all GSWS courses that are offered. Not every course is offered every semester. Topics vary by sememster in seminar and topics courses. The Dynamic Course Schedule will let you know which courses are offered next semester.