Gender and Sexualities Studies

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Undergraduate Programs

Our minor offers a global, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of gender and sexualities.

The wide variety of courses enables students to analyze gender and sexualities in diverse historical eras, geographical regions, political and legal systems, and racial identities.

The program aims to develop analytical skills, which enable students to observe the ways diverse approaches to gender and sexualities are contested and even self-contested; to build a knowledge base regarding the intersections of race, class, gender, nation, age, and sexuality; and to hone critical competence in order to identify ways that theories of identity have been destabilized by theories of difference.

Preparing for Graduate Studies

Pragmatically, we aim to prepare students for graduate work in areas such as social work, health sciences, the arts, law, and management; to position students for jobs that require a background in gender and sexualities studies; and to prepare students for informed political action.