Connecting feminist theories and research to practice and policy

Majors: Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
Minor: Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies

The Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program is the interdisciplinary examination of women and gender across cultures and ages. The Lycoming program addresses significant omissions in traditional scholarship by examining the history and contributions of women, studying the ways gender has structured intellectual and social traditions, and calling attention to how issues of gender intersect with other structures of power such as race and class. The program assists in and promotes the integration of gender, sexuality and women’s studies into courses across the disciplines; stimulates new research and scholarship; initiates and co-sponsors events with other campus departments and student organizations; encourages and supports student-initiated projects; collaborates with other campus organizations to advocate a positive environment for all, including people of color, ethnic minorities, and members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities.

Student Opportunities

  • Work with a faculty member to pursue new research on gender, sexuality and women’s studies, from research framing, through data collection, to analysis, presentation, and write-up.
  • Attend lectures and events from a range of disciplines that build knowledge of gender, sexuality, and women’s studies in relevant areas.
  • Complete an internship that ties gender, sexuality, and women’s studies in with related areas of study.
  • Present research at local and national conferences.
  • Spend a semester abroad or participate in one of Lycoming’s many May Term travel courses.

Why Lycoming?

  1. As an interdisciplinary course of study, the program benefits from the combined resources of several different departments.
  2. Intimate class sizes allow for students to tailor their research and studies to their personal interests.
  3. Classes are taught by faculty with the highest degrees in their fields who continue to research, publish, and present in their respective areas.
  4. The interdisciplinary nature of the program broadens contributions and knowledge of a variety of disciplines, including Anthropology-Sociology, Business Administration, Communications, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Film and Video Arts, Modern Languages and Literatures, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, and Theatre.

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