Online Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies
Are you passionate about creating social change and increasing equality? If so, Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Arts in gender, women and sexuality studies may be an ideal fit for you. No matter the job field you choose, you’ll be empowered to make a difference through research skills and a deep understanding of feminist theory.
Next start date: 10/11/2023
Total classes: 39
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is gender studies?
Gender, women and sexuality studies is an interdisciplinary field that involves analyzing societal issues through the lens of feminist theory. As a student, you’ll learn to think critically about conventional ideas related to identity through multiple contexts, including:
- Culture and history.
- Film and literature.
- Politics and science.
In this program, you’ll also explore the complexities of identity. Factors, such as gender, race, disability and sexuality, impact how people experience the world. Understanding intersectionality can prepare you to contribute inclusive solutions to contemporary social problems.
Why is gender 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 allows 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 in your chosen industry.
Women’s and gender 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. Courses may include:
WST 100: Women, Gender, and Society (SB & C)
WST 380: Race, Gender, and Class (SB & C)
WST 498: Pro-Seminar (L)
WST 377: History of American Feminist Thought (H & C)
WST 378: Global Feminist Theory (L & G)
Women’s and gender studies jobs
When you complete this women’s and gender studies degree program, you can apply your knowledge and skills to a variety of career fields ranging from public service and education to public relations and the arts. Job titles you can pursue include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
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