The Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies program provides the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Major, a Secondary Discipline Minor, as well as a Certificate in Transgender Studies.
Offered as a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Major
Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies (GSWS) is a dynamic, inter- and multi-disciplinary program drawing from the social sciences, humanities, arts, and sciences. Students cultivate a critical perspective addressing the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, Indigeneity, class, disability, and embodiment. We provide students with the conceptual tools to explore and understand our world through an intersectional framework and encourage students to make connections between macro-social structures and individual lives.
Offered as a Secondary Discipline Minor
GSWS is a dynamic, inter- and multi-disciplinary program. The curriculum draws from the social sciences, humanities, arts, and sciences. Students cultivate a critical perspective which factors in gender, sex, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, (dis)ability, and embodiment that will add depth to any major field of study. Students minoring in GSWS actively engage in social justice activism by developing their skills with advocacy, community engagement, and theory-informed praxis.
Offered as an Academic Certification
This interdisciplinary and intersectional certificate explores the importance of transgender lives and communities in society. Trans voices are centered, and courses range from considering trans activism, trans histories, trans lives within social institutions, literary works by trans authors, decolonizing transgender experiences, and imagining trans futures. Using trans, feminist, and queer critical perspectives, we pay specific attention to the diversity of trans lives and experiences addressing gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, Indigeneity, class, disability, and embodiment.
Offered as an Academic Micro-Credential
This EDI: Gender, Indigeneity, & Sexuality micro-credential prepares students to communicate effectively across difference, understand how structural and systemic barriers and inequitable processes and practices are created, and thrive in an increasingly diverse world. Courses for this badge address areas of social, cultural, and political difference including race, ethnicity, Indigeneity, gender, sexuality, disability, class, and nationality. Students will gain knowledge and skills to work toward building a more equitable world.