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Fields of Study and Offered Courses

Fields of Study

Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) is an interdisciplinary field of research, teaching, and outreach/service that places women, gender, and/or sexuality at the center of inquiry. WGSS is committed to developing and coordinating interdisciplinary undergraduate courses, offering community and campus programming, and working on issues of gender equality on and off campus.

The program relies on collaboration among administration, faculty, staff, and students across a wide range of academic units, including the following: American & Global Studies, Architecture, Briggs Library, Communication and Journalism, Consumer Sciences, Counseling and Human Development, English, Mathematics and Statistics, the Multicultural Center, Nursing, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity & Access, Performing Arts, Psychology, and Sociology and Rural Studies. 

Offered Courses for Fall 2020

  1. WMST/HSC 260: Women's Health Issues (online), taught by Mary Beth Johnson, Nursing
  2. WMST/SOC 325: Domestic & Intimate Violence (online), taught by Dr. Patricia Ahmed, Sociology & Rural Studies
  3. WMST/SPCM 415: Communication & Gender, taught by Dr. Becky Kuehl, School of Communication & Journalism

Offered Courses for Spring 2021

  1. WMST 247: Intro to Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, taught by Dr. Sharon Smith, English
  2. WMST/HDFS 250: Development of Human Sexuality (online and on campus sections), taught by Dr. Amber Letcher and Nicole Velgersdyk, Counseling & Human Development
  3. WMST/FSRM 253: Socio-Psychological Aspects of Dress, taught by Anne-Marie Junker, Consumer Sciences
  4. WMST/SOC 325: Domestic & Intimate Violence, taught by Dr. Patricia Ahmed, Sociology & Rural Studies
  5. WMST/PSYC 367: Psychological Gender Issues, taught by Dr. Rebecca Martin, Psychology
  6. WMST 492/HIST 415: Women in Antiquity, taught by Dr. Graham Wrightson, History