Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program allows students to take a variety of classes, become empowered learners, learn about diversity and the part it plays in today’s world and develop critical thinking and professional skills.

In Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies classes you will learn about issues pertinent to women and about gender issues shaping the lives of men and women today—topics that are not always included in other courses.

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is deeply concerned with social justice and equality for all of the diverse members of society. Through guest speakers, service learning projects, and travel courses, you will meet a diverse range of women and girls from the surrounding community and the world—-and learn first-hand about their experiences with gender issues. You will participate in honest, open discussions of burning contemporary issues affecting women on campus and around the globe. You will meet other students committed to issues affecting girls and women.

The program also provides marketable skills that help students toward success in graduate programs and careers, including:

  • understanding of how gender issues operate in our lives.
  • in-depth awareness of gender diversity and gender equity—-crucial issues in the global workplace today.
  • commitment to human diversity, equality, and human rights, which is attractive to many public and private employers.
  • dedication to social justice.


Laurie Naranch

(518) 782‑6877