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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies


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Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies Program

Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary academic program designed to acquaint students with current scholarship and theory on women, gender, and feminism. Each semester a wide variety of courses in humanities and social science departments as well as in Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies offers students the opportunity for cultural and cross-cultural studies of the effects of representations and assumptions about gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality on our lives. Courses generally of interest to Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies students and eligible for major credit are listed below; in addition, a separate flyer listing each semester's eligible courses is available through the Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies office (757) 221-2457 and on the Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies web page (www.wm.edu/as/gsws). Students may declare an interdisciplinary major or a minor in Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies.

The Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies major prepares students who wish to gain a strong interdisciplinary perspective in advance of employment and/or graduate or professional study leading to careers in a wide variety of fields including law, education, politics, business, social action, the arts, medicine and so on. Graduates of Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies programs nationwide report reasons for choosing this field of study that range from lifelong interest in feminism, to discovering new intellectual challenges, to providing themselves with the confidence and freedom to "do whatever you choose to do."

The following guidelines have been reviewed and approved by the Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies Curriculum Committee, the Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies Executive Committee and the Committee for Honors and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Additional Courses Eligible for Major or Minor

Following is a sample listing of courses that have been counted toward the major or minor. Not all of these courses are offered every semester, and additional courses may qualify for Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies credit. Check the Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies flyer or web page or consult a program advisor for a list of each semesters approved courses. (Note: Courses in which topics vary should be selected according to the relevance of the topics offered that semester; sample titles are given. Students may request permission from Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies to count a particular course not listed in the flyer if the course's relevance to the student's program of study can be demonstrated.)

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