Information for First-Year Students

Director: Professor Meera Sehgal

The Women's and Gender Studies program provides an interdisciplinary meeting ground for exploring questions about women, gender and sexuality that are transforming knowledge across disciplinary lines in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. The program explores the intersections of gender with class, sexuality, ethnicity and race as central to social and cultural analysis.

Can I major in it? Both a major and a minor are offered.

Topics explored: Health, Reproduction and Adoption: Globalization, War and Militarism: Women in Literature: Women's History: Transnational feminism: Gender and Sexuality in Asia, Latin America and Africa: Religion, Literature, Cinema and Media: Feminist Theory

How to get started: Interested first-year students should start by taking WGST 110: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies or WGST 112: Introduction to LGBT/Queer Studies.