What is Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies?

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies offers a unique and empowering interpretive framework for studying and understanding our world. WGSS is an interdisciplinary program that examines the research on gender, women, and sexuality in society, culture, and history. It emphasizes the fundamental intersection of gender and sexuality with other vital categories of human identity and experience, including race, ethnicity, (dis)ability and class. It studies the impact of globalization and technologies on relationships of power and gendered identities. WGSS courses equip students with the necessary skills in critical analysis, advocacy, and communication that enable creative solutions to issues of equity, diversity, and social justice.

The minor in WGSS is an interdisciplinary 18-credit program with one required course (WGSS 200).

Coordinator

Dr. Mary Thompson

English Department
MSC 1801
Keezell 413
(540) 568-3758
thompsmx@jmu.edu

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