Oct 17, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Gender, Women, and Sexualities Studies Major, B.A.

Gender, women, and sexualities studies value a diverse curriculum, fostering the inclusion of material that highlights the unique elements and intersections of gender, class, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, and disability-groups that have historically experienced social oppression. The academic program includes a major in gender, women, and sexualities studies and two minors, one in gender studies and another in sexualities studies.  The major and minors framed within intersectional and transnational feminist frameworks encourage students to: think creatively and critically about sex, gender, and social justice; develop inclusive communication and collaboration skills; and engage respectfully and responsibly with a diverse group of people in their own environments and worldwide.

The B.A. in Gender, Women, and Sexualities Studies requires a minor. A grade of "C-" or better is required in each course before proceeding to subsequent courses.

Major Requirements


GWS 3510 Feminist Theory and Practices, and GWS 4750 Feminist Research and Activism must be taken in sequence. 

Area Requirements

Students must take one course from each of the four areas: Transnational and Cultural Diversity, Social Justice and Activism, Bodies and Sexualities, and Interdisciplinary. Additionally, students must take two courses within their selected focus area. These courses must be planned in consultation with a faculty member in GITA.

Major Credit Requirements

Core Required Courses


Area Requirements


Focus Area6

Major Credit Requirements