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The mission of the WGSS program at Georgia Southern is to introduce students to the definitions, theories, and methodologies in the study of gender, recognizing intersecting systems of power and oppression which impact identities of race, class, and sexuality. The WGSS program offers an interdisciplinary minor and major available to all undergraduate students.

As an interdisciplinary major and minor, the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program promotes collaboration across disciplines and among students, faculty, and the community to understand the ways in which ideologies of gender and sexuality permeate the fabric of society.

Guided by disciplinary standards, our course offerings promote academic study and dialogue on a broad range of topics including the history of women’s movements, feminisms, masculinities, race, class, sexes, genders, nationality, and sexualities, including LGBT+ or gender and sexual minorities (GSM).

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program supports research, teaching, and outreach activities that analyze gender through the framework of “intersectionality,” which theorizes identity categories and the underlying systems of oppression that shape these categories. These intersecting identities influence experiences and complicate marginalization. WGSS supports the University’s mission by fostering research, teaching, and outreach activities that promote integrity, civility, empathy, and collaboration.

Last updated: 4/16/2021