Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Women, gender and sexuality studies offers an interdisciplinary minor focusing on women, gender and sexuality in historical and contemporary experiences. In addition, the minor offers students the opportunity to study multiple issues related to gender, such as masculinities, femininities and sexualities. In addition to an introductory course and a theory course focusing on women’s studies, the minor draws from a variety of other disciplines, including Alaska Native studies, anthropology, communication, education, English, foreign languages, history, journalism, justice, linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, social work and sociology. The particular strength of the program lies in being interdisciplinary, with diverse course offerings and inquiry into gender and sexuality issues. The multiple voices and perspectives provide broad understanding of issues related to women, gender and sexuality. The minor helps students prepare for a variety of personal and career pursuits, as gender issues and women are involved in every aspect of human experience.