Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies

Coordinator: Associate Professor Epting

The Elon Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies program offers an interdisciplinary collection of courses focusing on the study of women and the ways men’s and women’s lives have been organized around gender and gender inequality. Diverse faculty members offer rigorous, interesting courses that utilize up-to-date scholarship. The extensive course offerings differ from year to year and come from a variety of fields, including upper-level interdisciplinary seminars.

Courses in the WGSS minor raise awareness of how gender interacts with race, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic class, religion, sexual orientation and age to affect human experience. Courses emphasize critical analysis and reflection about gender that encourages critical thinking about the world around us. WGSS minors, who are both male and female, integrate knowledge across disciplines and seek to connect knowledge through applied experiences. They are educated citizens committed to justice and equality.

A minor in WGSS complements any major and contributes to personal growth as well. Elon WGSS minors go to graduate school; they have careers in social services, business, politics, teaching and many other fields; and they make a distinctive impact on their families and communities.

An independent major in Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies is also possible.

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