Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary minor which places the study of women, gender and sexuality at the center of the curriculum.
It is designed to include cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary perspectives on the experiences and contributions of women, as well as an examination of the challenges and limitations due to gender. The GWSS minor offers students the opportunity to explore these issues by taking specially focused classes in Anthropology, Art, Economics, English, History, Media and Communication Studies, Politics, Religious Studies, Sociology and Theater.
Because gender and sexuality are fundamental to the ways people understand themselves, a minor in Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies can enhance practically any other field of study.
Co-sponsored events in 2018-2019
Queer Cinema Festival
Refreshments and discussion follow each screening. Each film begins at 7 p.m. in Olin Auditorium on the dates listed below. Admission is free.
A series of six films exploring the effects of prejudice and discrimination against the desire to create an inclusive society. Queer cinema critiques “normative” concepts of gender and sexuality as it represents and celebrates the lives of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer, gender-fluid, or questioning.
Mädchen in Uniform, Sept. 13, 7:00pm, Olin Aud.
Ma Vie en Rose, Sept. 27, 7:00pm, Olin Aud.
The Wedding Banquet, Oct. 11, 7:00pm, Olin Aud.
Oriented, Oct. 25, 7:00pm, Olin Aud.
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie, Nov. 8, 7:00pm, Olin Aud.
A Fantastic Woman, Nov. 29, 7:00pm, Olin Aud.
October 11th, 2018
Oct11, 20187:00pmOlin Auditorium
October 25th, 2018
Oct25, 20187:00pmOlin Auditorium
November 1st, 2018
Nov1, 20187:30pmBlackbox Theater; KaleidoscopeIt’s 1926 and radium is a miracle cure, Madame Curie is an international celebrity, and luminous watches are the latest rage, but the women painting the watch dials are falling ill. Runs November 1, 2, 3 at 7:30 p.m and November 4 at 2 p.m.