The Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) minor is an interdisciplinary program that encourages the study of gender construction and identities, the lives of women, and the range of sexualities, in local and global contexts.
There is no monolithic approach to the study of gender, women, and sexuality. Courses for the GWSS minor extend throughout the liberal arts and sciences, with the program allowing students to critically analyze gender, women, and sexuality from a multitude of disciplinary and philosophical perspectives. The minor additionally emphasizes the intersections of gender and sexuality with other axes of identity and systems of oppression, including race and class, encouraging students to engage in dialogue with one another around complex issues of difference, inequality, power, and privilege.
Students who complete a minor in GWSS will find it applicable to a wide variety of careers, graduate and professional programs, and personal experiences.