Assumptions about gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality influence every aspect of our lives: the clothes we wear, the jobs we take, and the ways we behave. Assumptions shape our history, law, art, and religion. In the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program, we expose and examine these assumptions.
In the classroom, you become acquainted with current scholarship on women and gender and are introduced to gender theory and research. Outside of class, you have opportunities to undertake your own research projects, engage in activism, and gain real-world experiences and perspectives through internships.
We offer a major and a minor in GSWS, along with opportunities and courses that complement other fields that also benefit non-major students. Be sure to check out our topics courses. These change regularly and cover some of the most innovative thinking in the field.
Our graduates have careers in a wide variety of fields, including law, education, politics, business, social action, the arts, and medicine.