Online Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies
Are you passionate about creating social change? Discover how gender informs culture, history, people, and communities through Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Arts in gender, women and sexuality studies. No matter the job field you choose, you’ll be empowered to make a difference through research skills and knowledge of feminist theory.
Next start date: 03/11/2024
Total classes: 39
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is gender, women and sexuality studies?
Gender, women and sexuality studies is an interdisciplinary field that involves analyzing societal issues through the lens of feminist theory. Through coursework and scholarly research, you’ll gain critical knowledge and a deep understanding of feminist theory and practice. You’ll also have the opportunity to challenge conventional wisdom about gender and explore many new perspectives.
Factors such as gender, race, disability and sexuality, impact how people experience the world. Mastering intersectionality can prepare you to contribute inclusive solutions to contemporary social problems.
Why is gender, women and sexuality studies important?
Issues that disproportionately affect women and other marginalized groups appear in many facets of society, including the workplace, media and social spaces. Gaining knowledge about feminist theory will allow you to recognize and challenge instances of inequity.
In this gender, women and sexuality studies program, you’ll also gain transferable skills, such as researching and writing, that you can apply to your areas of interest. You’ll graduate with greater awareness of how to interact in the world and be prepared to communicate ideas for change.
Gender, women and sexuality studies courses
You’ll take core courses that deepen your knowledge of feminist theory and the intersectionality framework. You’ll also choose a variety of electives that cover your areas of interest, such as women’s movements in the U.S., women in film and critical theories of sexuality.
WST 100: Women, Gender, and Society (SOBE OR SB & C)
WST 380: Race, Gender, and Class (SOBE OR SB & C)
WST 498: Pro-Seminar (L)
WST 377: History of American Feminist Thought (HUAD OR H & C)
WST 378: Global Feminist Theory (GCSI OR L & G)
Prepare for jobs in gender studies and more
After earning this women and gender studies degree, you can apply your knowledge and skills to careers across many industries ranging from public service and education to public relations and the arts. Careers include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.
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