Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS) is an interdisciplinary concentration that envelops a broad array of scholarly domains tied thematically to an emphasis on the importance of gender (and all related elements) as a core category of analysis. Feminist in scope, an underlying belief in the equal value of all people and the importance of scholarly inquiry into gender and sexuality permeates the GSS Concentration. The concentration offers cross-listed courses that consider the centrality of gender, sex, sexuality, masculinity and femininity, queer, and transgender issues in relation to other cultural frameworks such as race, class, age, and sexual orientation.

About the Concentration

Students moderate into both the GSS Concentration and a primary program (e.g., Psychology, Sociology, Art History, Literature, Biology). In consultation with faculty from the GSS Concentration and their primary discipline, students declare a concentration in Gender and Sexuality Studies at the time of their Moderation into the primary program or thereafter at a separate Moderation board meeting. Students must fulfill the Moderation requirements of both the primary program and the Gender and Sexuality Studies Concentration, which requires at least two GSS courses prior to Moderation and at least two additional GSS courses before graduation. The final requirement of the Concentration is a Senior Project in the primary program that encapsulates gender and/or sexuality inclusion and analysis.

Students moderate into both the GSS Concentration and a primary program.

Requirements for the Gender & Sexuality Studies Concentration

Moderation Requirements:

1.     GSS cross-listed course

 2.     GSS cross-listed course

 At least one moderation board member must be from the GSS Faculty.


Graduation Requirements:
3.     GSS cross-listed course  

4.     GSS cross-listed course

5.     Senior Project I

6.     Senior Project II

At least one Senior Project board member should be a core faculty member from GSS.