Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
Explore contemporary gender dynamics, as well as feminist theory and methodology, with the Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. Take an intersectional approach to studying ability, class, gender, race and sexuality while examining their impact across cultural, economic, historical and political contexts. This 123-credit undergraduate degree program draws from the breadth and diversity of liberal arts coursework, allowing you to tailor your course of study.
The Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Major at Temple is a close-knit community, so you benefit from small class sizes and receive individual attention from professors. Through the curriculum, you’ll learn to
- apply different methods of critical analysis to gender, sexual identity and women’s experiences;
- attain a heightened sensitivity for marginalized and oppressed groups; and
- examine power dynamics.
Interdisciplinary by design, the program comprises more than 60 faculty members from other schools and colleges across the university so you broaden your expertise in national and global gender and sexuality issues. The faculty’s diverse fields of study include history, literary criticism, philosophy and social science, and all are committed to gender- and sexuality-based equity.
Students interested in these topics can explore related minor programs. The 21-credit Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Minor establishes a foundation of knowledge on key topics surrounding gender, sexuality and race. The 18-credit Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Minor analyzes sexual orientation through a critical examination of history, literature, sociopolitical issues and theory.