Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies

Course Planning in GSFS

The Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (GSFS) Program major requires 10 full academic courses or their equivalent.

The GSFS major has three requirements: one gateway course, Feminist Research Methodologies; a capstone final project; and additional GSFS elective courses that build depth and breadth in areas of a student’s interest. 

Of the 10 courses required for the major, no more than five may come from one department or program.

Designated GSFS gateway courses at the 100- and 200-level are available throughout the curriculum and explore a range of theoretical and methodological approaches in gender, sexuality, and feminist studies. 

We require GSFS majors to take at least one gateway course in the first or second year of study, although no more than two 100-level courses will count toward the GSFS major.

The course, Feminist Research Methodologies, focuses on disciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to knowledge and prepares students to complete an independent research project pertaining to gender, sexuality, and feminist studies. The 300-level course is optimally taken in the fall of the junior year and is only offered during fall term.

For the capstone requirement, each major completes an original research, creative, or artistic final project that engages with gender, sexuality, and feminist studies appropriate to senior-level expectations within a discipline or interdisciplinary department or program.

Students who plan to declare a Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies major should select a faculty advisor from the following list of approved advisors: