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Career Exploration

Majoring in gender, women & sexuality studies can take you anywhere you want to go. GWSS opens up paths to careers in education, science, politics, communications, the arts, and more.

Below are just a few of the possibilities when majoring in GWSS. Listed below are some suggestions for possible courses you might take in each field of interest. Get more course information and view current course offerings here.

Are you interested in arts, media production, or cultural criticism?

Careers such as journalist, editor, filmmaker, teacher, blogger, entrepreneur, author, librarian*

Choose one to start:

  • Politics of Sex GWSS 1002
  • Screening Sex GWSS 1004

Take:

  • Feminist Thought and Theory GWSS 3102W

Choose four:

  • Feminist Debates GWSS 3004W
  • Women Writers GWSS 3301W
  • Women in the Arts GWSS 3302
  • Writing Differences GWSS 3303W
  • Pop Culture Women GWSS 3306
  • Feminist Film Studies GWSS 3307
  • Asian American Women’s Cultural Production GWSS 3409W
  • Digital Story Telling GWSS 3390

Choose three:

  • Transnational Feminist Theory GWSS 4103
  • Chicano/Latino Cultural Studies GWSS 4401
  • Queering Desire GWSS 4404
  • Black Feminist Geographiesm GWSS 4690

Choose one to finish:

  • Senior Seminar GWSS 4108W
  • Directed Study GWSS 4993

Are you interested in history, government, social justice, policy, or law?

Careers such as policy-maker, city councilor, organizer, non-profit administrator, human rights worker, legal advocate, attorney*

Choose one to start:

  • Politics of Sex GWSS 1002
  • Engaging Justice GWSS 1006

Take:

  • Feminist Thought and Theory GWSS 3102W

Choose four:

  • Gender Race and Class GWSS 3002
  • Gender and Global Politics GWSS 3003
  • Feminist Debates GWSS 3004
  • Transnational Sexualities GWSS 3404
  • Women in Latin American History GWSS 3407
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault GWSS 3415
  • GLBT Social Movements GLBT 3301
  • Gay Men & Homophobia in American Culture GLBT 3472

Choose three:

  • Transnational Feminist Theory GWSS 4104
  • Philosophy and Feminist Theory GWSS 4122
  • Queering Theory GWSS 4403
  • Body Politics, A History GWSS 4414
  • Politics Of Engagement GWSS 4002
  • Nation Empire Feminisms GWSS 4001

Choose one to finish:

  • Senior Seminar GWSS 4108W
  • Directed Study GWSS 4993

Are you interested in science, psychology, health, or medicine?

Careers such as public health worker, nurse/doctor, midwife, environmental activist, policy analyst, social worker, therapist*

Choose one to start:

  • Politics of Sex GWSS 1002
  • Skin, Sex, and Genes GWSS 1005

Take:

  • Feminist Thought and Theory GWSS 3102W

Choose four:

  • Gender, Race, and Class GWSS 3002
  • Gender and Global Politics GWSS 3003
  • Feminist Debates GWSS 3004W
  • Blood, Bodies, and Science GWSS 3203W
  • Writing Differences GWSS 3303W
  • Transnational Sexualities GWSS 3404
  • Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault GWSS 3415

Choose three:

  • Politics of Engagement GWSS 4002
  • Science, Bodies, Technologies GWSS 4003
  • Transnational Feminist Theory GWSS 4103
  • Queering Theory GWSS 4403
  • Body Politics: A History GWSS 4415

Choose one to finish:

  • Senior Seminar GWSS 4108W
  • Directed Study GWSS 4993

Are you interested in transnational, international, or global studies?

Careers such as NGO activist, grant writer, interpreter, cleric, diplomat*

Choose one to start:

  • Politics of Sex GWSS 1002
  • Engaging Justice GWSS 1006

Take:

  • Feminist Thought and Theory GWSS 3102W

Choose four:

  • Gender and Global Politics GWSS 3003
  • Feminist Debates GWSS 3004W
  • Women in Diasporas GWSS 3351
  • Transnational Sexualities GWSS 3404
  • Asian American Women's Cultural Production AAS/GWSS 3409W
  • Women in Latin American History GWSS 3413

Choose three:

  • Politics of Engagement GWSS 4002
  • Nations, Empire, Feminisms GWSS 4001
  • Transnational Feminist Theory GWSS 4103
  • Gender, Nation, and Literature in Latin American Culture GWSS 4404

Choose one to finish:

  • Senior Seminar GWSS 4108W
  • Directed Study GWSS 4993

Are you interested in critical race studies, comparative ethnic studies, or women of color feminism?

Careers such as teacher, community organizer, researcher, professor, artist*

Choose one to start:

  • Politics of Sex GWSS 1002 
  • Engaging Justice GWSS 1006

Take:

  • Feminist Thought and Theory GWSS 3102W

Choose four:

  • Gender Race and Class GWSS 3002
  • Writing Differences GWSS 3303W
  • Point/Counterpoint Feminist Debates 3004W
  • Blood, Bodies, and Science GWSS 3203W
  • Pop Culture Women GWSS 3306
  • Women in Diasporas GWSS 3351
  • Jewish Women in the US GWSS 3403W
  • Asian American Women’s Cultural Production GWSS 3409W
  • La Chicana GWSS 3410
  • GLBT Social Movements in the U.S GLBT 3301

Choose three:

  • Nation, Empire, Feminisms GWSS 4001 
  • Politics of Engagement GWSS 4002
  • Chicana/Latina Cultural Studies GWSS 4401
  • Queering Theory GWSS 4403
  • Gender, Nation, and Literature in Latin America GWSS 4404
  • Gender, Sexuality and Politics in America GLBT 4101

Choose one to finish:

  • Senior Seminar GWSS 4108W
  • Directed Study GWSS 4993

*Actual occupations attained by former GWSS majors.