We examine feminist and queer thought in a variety of global and historical contexts. Faculty specialize in literature, history, anthropology, classics, medicine, film, politics, and rhetoric.
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Congratulations to Huey Hewitt '19!
Congratulations to Benedite Dieujuste '20!
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The SWAGS Department recognizes the need to balance academic freedom of thought and choice of material with the sensitivities of our teachers and students.
Upon graduation a SWAGS major should have mastered an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approach to the creation, meaning, function, and perpetuation of gender in human societies, both past and present.
An introduction to theories and methodologies in the interdisciplinary field of feminist science studies, including scientific cultures, animal models, and science in the media and popular culture.
Explore concepts that feminists and queer theorists have developed in continental philosophy, phenomenology and existentialism, including those developed in the French feminist tradition.
Analyze romantic narratives from across the world through the lens of feminist theories of sexuality, marriage, and romance, including heterosexual romances, queer fiction and the Bollywood spectacular.