Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at The College of St. Scholastica offers a minor designed to cultivate critical thinking about women, sexuality, and gender as it engages with topics of immediate social and political concern. These issues include:

  • Objectification of women in media and advertising
  • Wars on women's bodies and reproductive health
  • Trafficking of women and girls
  • Systemic sexism within institutions
  • Homophobia and racism in white middle-class feminist movements.

To introduce students to the history and complexity of these political, intellectual, and cultural issues, the program stresses the critical importance of feminist theory, intersectionality, and global engagement with women's and LGBT movements and lived experiences in the United States and around the world.


The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department offers these programs:

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