Gender and Sexuality Studies

The Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS) minor includes a combination of foundational courses and electives with an interdisciplinary academic program focusing on gender and sexuality. The program’s core curriculum will build upon feminist scholarship, incorporating interdisciplinary agendas, intellectual debates, changing methodological practices, and major scholarly shifts that inform the field. As a program committed to critical thinking and social analysis, the GSS minor will introduce students not only to the complex histories, cultures, political activities, and expressions of gender and sexuality, but will also raise questions about larger social and institutional formations. This minor is designed to move students beyond simple binary descriptions and contemporary, popularised accounts of gender. Instead, gender is analysed in the full complexity of its construction over time and using a variety of disciplinary lenses.