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Welcome to Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Women, gender, and sexuality studies offer an interdisciplinary minor focusing on women, gender, and sexuality in historical and contemporary experiences. In addition, the minor focuses on multiple issues related to gender, such as masculinities, femininities and sexualities. Besides featuring an introductory course focusing on women's studies, the minor draws from a variety of other disciplines, including: Alaska Native studies, anthropology, communication, education, English, foreign languages, history, journalism, justice, linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, social work, sociology and other disciplines. The particular strength of the program lies in its interdisciplinarity, its wide diversity of course offerings and its inquiry into gender issues. The multiple voices and perspectives provide broad understanding of diverse issues related to both women and gender. The minor helps students prepare for a wide variety of personal and career pursuits as gender issues and women are involved in every aspect of human experience.

News and events

Upcoming Events
  • Nov30

    Pizza Party with Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

      Gruening 503H & Zoom
      1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is the interdisciplinary study of sex, gender, and sexuality, focusing on how gender intersects with other forms of difference, including race, disability, ethnicity, class, age, and sexual orientation from local, global, historical and contemporary lenses. The minor offers students the opportunity to study multiple issues related to gender, such as masculinities, femininities, sexualities, theoretical foundations, literature, culture, and intersectionality.
    • Are you interested in gender issues?
    • Are you minoring in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies?
    • Do you care about gender rights and are you interested in learning more?
    • Would you like to meet other people who also care about these things?

    If so, please join the faculty and students of the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program for a pizza party on Thurs. Nov. 30, 1-2pm, Grue 412. You can also join us online via Zoom here!