Gender and Sexuality Studies

Coordinator/Dept. Chair: 
Prof. Danielle Egan
Campus Address: 
82 Park Street
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Gender and sexuality studies looks at the ways by which United States and global cultures define and practice masculinity and femininity. We are interested in understanding the rules of gender and sexuality, the many ways women and men live those rules, and the many ways men and women resist and work to change those rules. Students may minor in gender and sexuality studies or pursue a multifield major with gender and sexuality studies as one of their fields. Our program draws on core faculty as well as faculty from English, history, government, modern languages and literatures, fine arts, performance and communication arts, and sociology. The introductory course for the minor is GNDR 103: Gender and Society (DIV13).  Courses in gender and sexuality studies are discussion-based and get students out of the desks and into the community.

Courses this fall appropriate for first-year students, subject to the availability of seats, are:

  • GNDR 103: Gender and Society (DIV13)