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Program Coordinator's Message

Welcome to Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at South Dakota State University! 

The WGSS program offers an undergraduate minor. Students complete 18 credits for this interdisciplinary minor. Students work with the Program Coordinator to personalize their plans of study. The WGSS minor is a great complement to any major, because it prepares students to understand how gender and sexuality shape people's experiences, resulting in better engagement with others. Graduates with a minor in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies will be able to:  

  1. Recognize gender and sexuality as socio-cultural constructs that intersect with race, ethnicity, ability, nationality, and socio-economic status, among other aspects of identity; 
  2. Analyze how institutions and policies influence and reinforce power inequities and cultural expectations about gender and sexuality; and
  3. Engage in critical inquiry using theoretical and methodological lenses grounded in gender and sexuality studies.

The WGSS program co-sponsors events and speakers throughout the year. 

Dr. Rebecca A. Kuehl, Associate Professor
605-688-4171 (School of Communication and Journalism main office)

Katie Larsen, WGSS minor, presents her WMST 491: Independent Study research at the annual EXPL Expo in November 2019.
Katie Larsen, WGSS minor, presents her WMST 491: Independent Study research at the annual EXPL Expo in November 2019.