Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

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Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies @ Wayne State University

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program provides an interdisciplinary undergraduate curriculum designed to give students the theoretical bases and methodological skills necessary for analyzing the historical, social, cultural, economic, and political dynamics that play out in the construction of gender and sexuality.

The program has four main aims:

  • To instruct students in the rapidly expanding scholarship within gender, sexuality, and women’s studies.
  • To explore the multicultural and international contexts of the lives of women and members of the LGBTQ+ community and of constructions of gender and sexuality.
  • To introduce students to the social, cultural, economic, and political contributions of women and members of the LGBTQ+ community to the societies in which they live; and
  • To explore with students their individual investments in issues of gender and sexuality –past, present, and future – with an intellectually coherent curriculum.

In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, its faculty come from many departments in the university, including: African American Studies; Anthropology; Art History; Classical & Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Communication; Criminal Justice; English; History; Philosophy; Psychology; Social Work; and Sociology.

The GSW Program offers both an undergraduate major (32 credits) and a minor (18 credits).

For academic advising, contact Dr. Michael Schmidt (m.schmidt@wayne.edu).

   

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