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Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

Women's and Gender Studies

Program Offerings

Academic Division: College

Degrees Offered:

Academic Programs: Minor (Women's and Gender Studies)

Course Offerings:

Example Career Outcomes

  • Finance
  • Law
  • Medicine

The Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) program at Washington and Lee University offers students both the opportunity to complete a multi-disciplinary minor in feminist and gender studies and a stimulating co-curricular environment in which to develop as intellectual and community leaders. Founded in 2001, the WGS is a vibrant academic program that links the classroom with the world and offers the theoretical basis for activism and social change.

Program Highlights

  • A demanding introductory course and disciplinary distribution requirements give all students a sound theoretical orientation to defining and articulating concepts and practices in Women's and Gender Studies
  • Diverse course offerings from professors in disciplines that range from psychology to English, from Romance languages to political science, philosophy to sociology and anthropology, make it easy for students to draw connections between their major fields of studies and the evolving work of gender scholars.
  • Our faculty encourages students to see their studies as relevant to their everyday lives and important for understanding and responding to social justice issues.
  • The flexible Women's and Gender Studies capstone requirement allows students to pursue their particular interests with the kind of intensity that turns classroom competence into an abiding passion.
  • The Women's and Gender Studies program has dedicated space on the first floor of the Hill House for informal meetings, discussion, get togethers.