Get your B.A. in Gender and Women's Studies

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About the Major

Explore how gender shapes society, culture, history, the economy, and political movements in the United States and around the world. You can also concentrate in Chicana/Latina Studies and Queer, Trans and Sexuality Studies.

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Explore the interconnected social formations of gender, race, class, sexuality and nation

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Examine the constitution of women’s lives in diverse social contexts

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Learn about feminist theories and methodologies

Careers

Gain the skills needed for work in government and business fields or go on to obtain a professional or graduate degree. Graduates from the program have also pursued careers with nonprofits – directing organizations that address issues such as teen pregnancy and violence against women.

  • Lawyer
  • Health care worker
  • Community organizer
  • Nonprofit director
  • Higher education administrator
  • Researcher

Courses

Sample courses include:

  • GWS 200: Women and Western Culture
  • GWS/HIST 202: History of Modern Sexualities
  • GWS 240: Gender in a Transnational World 
  • GWS 308-001: Gender, Labor, and Families
  • GWS 312-001: Latina/o Pop: Race, Gender, Sexuality & Popular Culture

Ready to learn more?

Get in touch with an SBS advisor:

Allison Ewing-Cooper
arewing@email.arizona.edu

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