Gender and Sexuality Studies is a relatively new field of study that seeks to correct institutional neglect, denial and devaluation of the study of women and gender in higher education. For students, this means learning how assumptions and policies regarding gender, race, class, sexuality, ethnicity, physical ability, nationality and other social dimensions shape the material conditions of men’s and women’s lives all over the world. The curriculum is designed to focus students on the relationship between feminist theories and women’s activism throughout history. Gender and Sexuality Studies graduates are equipped to work in any field or profession where analysis and action are integrated.


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Learning Outcomes

  • Develop awareness of and engage in constructive discussions about social justice and diversity issues.
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of the intersectionality of gender, race, class, and sexuality.
  • Identify and interpret social issues from a multicultural perspective.
  • Analyze women and gender from a cultural and institutional perspective.
  • Develop knowledge about feminist perspectives, including:
    • identifying feminist theories
    • applying feminist research methods and ethics
    • interpreting evidence from a feminist perspective
  • Analyze social change through the study of local and global activism


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Bachelor of Arts in Gender and Sexuality Studies


Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies

The Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies allows students to create degree programs from courses across disciplinary boundaries, including cultural studies, linguistic studies, Asian studies, Latin American studies, multi-disciplinary studies, and social science studies.


College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts offers students a well-rounded education in the humanities and social sciences. Students develop strong analytical and communication skills for a lifetime of learning and discovery that can be applied to a wide variety of careers.