College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Major

Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, online bachelor's

When you study in women, gender, and sexuality studies at KU you will learn how to employ different methods and modes of analysis to better identify, critique, and productively understand the status of women in society and how structures of inequality interact with gender and sexuality. 

Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies majors will take the following courses (30 credit hours):

Required Courses

WGSS 101: Introduction to Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

WGSS 501: Doing Feminist Research

WGSS 601: Seminar in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

= 9 credit hours

Choose 1 of the following:

WGSS 410: Intimate Relationships

WGSS 502: Human Sexuality 

= 3 credit hours

Choose 1 from the following (not already taken):

WGSS 324: History of Women and the Body

WGSS 389: Anthropology of Gender: Female, Male, and Beyond

= 3 credit hours

Choose 1 from the following (not already taken):

WGSS 324: History of Women and the Body

WGSS 355: International Women's Rights

WGSS 389: Anthropology of Gender: Female, Male, and Beyond

= 3 credit hours

Choose 4 of the following (2 must be 500+ level):

WGSS 319: History, Women & Diversity in US

WGSS 320: Goddesses-Witches: Premodern Europe

WGSS 321: Mystics to Femnists:1600-Prsnt

WGSS 327: Perspectives Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual &Transgender

WGSS 331: Sex and Gender in New Media

WGSS 333: Politics of Physical Appearance

WGSS 339: Feminism and Social Change

WGSS 440: Communication and Gender

WGSS 511: History American Women:1870-Presnt

WGSS 521: Women and Violence

WGSS 530: Sex and Gender in New Media

WGSS 563: Gender, Sexuality and the Law

= 12 credit hours

The women, gender, and sexuality studies major can be earned through a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of General Studies degree. A minor in women, gender, and sexuality studies is also available online.