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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, Design, English, Mathematics and Statistics, the Multicultural Center, Nursing, the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Access, Performing Arts, Psychology, and Sociology and Rural Studies. 

Offered Courses for Spring 2020

  1. WMST 247: Intro to Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, taught by Dr. Sharon Smith, English
  2. HDFS/WMST 250: Development of Human Sexuality (online and face-to-face sections), taught by Dr. Amber Letcher and Nicole Velgersdyk, Counseling & Human Development
  3. FSRM/WMST 253: Socio-Psychological Aspects of Dress, taught by Anne-Marie Junker, Consumer Sciences
  4. PSYC 443/WMST 492: Tp: Social Psychology of Prejudice, taught by Dr. Pirita See, Psychology
  5. HIST 492 & 592/AIS 492/WMST 492: Tp: Women in American History (online), taught by Dr. Sharity Bassett, American Indian Studies