The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies program at the University of Pittsburgh is an interdisciplinary academic program that is committed to promoting feminist and LGBTQIA activism, pedagogy, and scholarship that engage with the larger local, national, and global communities. Program offerings provide opportunities for students and faculty to explore the historical development, cultural variations, and changing representations of gender and sexuality as they organize identities, interactions, and institutions and intersect in complex ways with sex, race, class, ethnicity, ability, age, religion, and nation.
Bachelor Degree in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
The goals of this major are: to educate undergraduate students in the analysis and understanding of gender as a knowledge base and critical lens through which to read critically; to write and conduct research in disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts; to begin to connect academic work with broader community interests; and to prepare students for graduate school and professional lives. The interdisciplinary nature of this major makes it ideal for students who wish to add breadth and depth to their studies in other disciplines.
Certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
Students who pursue this certificate are those who plan careers in medicine, the creative arts, social work, education, counseling, law, therapy, academia, and business find that this program’s courses enhance their professional activities. Still others report that the confidence and insight that they acquire in such courses enriches their lives regardless of their particular career goals. For more information, please visit the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program in 401 Cathedral of Learning or online at www.gsws.pitt.edu.
CoursesGender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies