Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
This minor explores how gender and sexuality are socially, culturally, and historically constructed, negotiated, and contested; considers the feminist perspective in a variety of contexts; and approaches women, gender, and sexuality studies from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Explores the historical, social, political, economic, and cultural forces that inform sex, gender, and sexuality within the context of feminist movements. Students learn and engage with concepts and theoretical perspectives found in the field of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Understand the multiple matrices of power that shape the world and our lived experiences.
Analyzes and evaluates historical and contemporary feminist works tracing the origins of feminist theories within various local and global contexts. Discuss the development and waves of feminist theory via social and political spheres, women of color feminisms, and intersectional and postmodern forms of feminist theory.
Examines in depth a specific topic area in women, gender, and sexuality studies. Provides advanced work in women, gender, and sexuality studies literature, theory, and/or research in a topic area. Content identified by subtitle.
Open to juniors or seniors who wish to study in depth a particular topic related to women, gender, and sexuality studies by drawing upon the perspectives of at least two different disciplines (or MCLA departments). An affiliated Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor faculty member must be the sponsor of the project.