Women and Gender Studies

Course Overview

Students pursuing the Women & Gender Studies undergraduate major, minor, or emphasis explore issues related to women and gender from a variety of interdisciplinary approaches, emphasizing the intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality. WGST offers both BA and BS options: the BA emphasizes interdisciplinary and theoretical engagement, while the BS emphasizes application and activism.

Women & Gender Studies promotes critical thought and reflection, trains students in sensitivity to multiple perspectives, and encourages students to live out TCU’s mission to educate ethical leaders who will change the world. In the diverse workplaces of today’s professional world, individuals educated in the critical theories and methods of Women and Gender Studies have highly valuable skills.

Course Examples by Year

Fr

Women & Gender Studies: Introduction to Women & Gender Studies English
Composition: Masculinity
Strategic Communications- Diversity

So

Women & Gender Studies: Women of Color Feminisms in a US Context
Women & Gender Studies: Intersectional Activism & Social Justice
Anthropology: Sex, Gender, and Ethnicity
Art History: Women and the Visual Arts
English: Girls’ Studies
Writing: Writing Games: Gender and Sexuality in Video Games

Jr

Women & Gender Studies: Queer Theories
Women & Gender Studies: Transnational Gender & Sexuality
Film, TV, Digital Media- American Cinema: Queer Theory/LGBT Film
History- Women in the Middle East
Political Science- Political Economy of Human Trafficking

Sr

Women & Gender Studies: Advanced Seminar
Women & Gender Studies: Feminist Inquiry-Theory & Praxis
Education- Diversity in American Education
History- War & Gender in US History
Journalism- Women in Media

Where Graduates Go

A Women & Gender Studies major or minor will prepare you to navigate gendered workplaces and contribute your expertise in understanding and addressing dynamics related to gender, diversity, and equity in many different professions. Some of our most recent graduates are pursuing careers in teaching, public relations, journalism, business, politics, and the non-profit sector. Other Women & Gender Studies students are enrolled in law school or graduate programs in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, political science, English, media studies, history, social work, and the seminary.