Welcome to WGS!
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary program with contributions from faculty across campus and beyond. Our alumni are employed in social service work, health services occupations, business, law, education, and government at all levels.
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is also an excellent second major or minor for students in a wide variety of disciplines, such as anthropology, nursing, political science, psychology, political science, sociology, English, social work, and history.
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies students gain a more complete understanding of how the social construction of gender has influenced the roles, contributions, and experiences of both women and men in many different cultures, now and in the past. Such awareness can help them better understand our contemporary world with its changing roles for all.
- They learn to appreciate the complexity of how gender interacts with race, social class, sexual orientation, and other forms of diversity.
- They recognize the connection between Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and other disciplines.
- They develop an appreciation for how scholarship in our field informs activism and social change, historically and in the present.
- They develop the critical intellectual capacity and communication skills to work with, to value and improve the lives of others in whatever public or private spheres they choose.
WGS 395 Internship Overview
Volunteer minimum 30 hours
a. Select and contact an organization
b. Complete tasks as outlined by supervisor
c. Keep track of hours and activities on forms provided by WGS
d. Fill out application and sign contract
e. Some organizations may ask for additional requirements
Journal and Reflective Essay
a. Record your experiences in a journal, including what you did for work
and what you learned.
b. Compile your record of experiences into a 3-5 page reflective essay.
c. Both the journal and the essay must be turned in as separate
Relevant Texts Exercise
a. Compile a list of 12-15 pieces (readings, videos, lectures, music, etc)
that primarily relate to the larger theme that connects to your
b. For each piece write an annotated paragraph that demonstrates the
academic and personal relevance of the piece
c. In addition, include 3-4 texts that you would like to read, watch, or
listen to in the future
*Forms and assignment outlines are located in WGS office.