Housed in the School of Arts & Sciences, the Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies program (GSWS) facilitates critical campus-wide curricular and co-curricular examinations of gender and sexuality. Our motivating goal is to encourage students, faculty and staff to interrogate interlocking systems of oppression, including racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, ethnocentrism and colonialism, to learn about their impact on campus and around the world and to practice resisting them.
Along with deploying a diverse set of feminist pedagogies, research methodologies and campus conversations, GSWS supports a curriculum that addresses topics such as histories of gender activism, gender, sexuality and their relationships to the law, religion, reproduction and reproductive technologies, marriage and relationships, war and violence, popular culture, literature, labor and the workplace, technology, social media, mental health, globalization and transnational experiences.
For more information, contact GSWS Co-Directors Lindsay Davis and Rebecca Moody.
Featured GSWS Course: MA 1801, C23
Check out MA 1801 - Denksport: Sofya Kovalevskaya, For the Love of Math and Literature - taught by Francesca Bernardi in C23! MA 1801 is a 1/12 credit course open to all majors.
GSWS Program Information
Core GSWS courses include:
- HU 1500: Introduction to Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies (A22 and D23)
- HU 2501: STEM-inism (C23)
- HU 2502: Global Feminisms (B22)
Inquiry Seminars that count toward a GSWS HUA requirement include:
- HU 3900: Power of Manifestos (B22)
- HU 3900: Feminist Movements (C23)
- HU 3900: Menstruation (C23)
- HU 3900: Religion, Power, Inequality (C23)
- HU 3900: Hashtag Activism (C23)
- HU 3900: Feminist Killjoys (D23)
Additional courses that can count toward GSWS requirements include:
- EN 2226: Infected Shakespeare: Venereal Disease, Madness, Plague (B22)
- HI 1312: Introduction to American Social History (B22)
- HI 2900: Topics in Gender and History: Queer Histories (A22)
- HI 2900: Topics in Gender and History: Abortion and Reproductive Rights (C23)
- INTL 2100: Global Justice (D23)
- MA 1801: Denksport: Sofya Kovalevskaya (C23, 1/6 credit)
- PY2716: Gender, Race, and Class (B22)
- RE 3723: Religion, Gender & Sexuality (C23)
- PSY 2504: Human Sexuality (C23)
- MA 1901: Denksport (C23)