Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies

Upon graduation, a major in the Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies department :

  • 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.

In order to achieve these goals, students should be able to analyze women and gender in the context of:

  • forming an argument and using evidence to back that argument up in both written and oral form;

  • analyzing texts from a variety of disciplines and cultures;

  • producing a coherent narrative and critically evaluating the narratives of others;

  • understanding the historical development of social and political issues;

  • appreciating the interrelationship of activism and intellectual inquiry.

Contact Information

Rick Griffiths, Chair 2014-15
306 Beneski
Campus Box 2238
SWAGS Office
55 College St. / 14 Grosvenor House
Campus Box 2257 / PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
Phone 413-542-5781
Fax 413-542-8192
Stephanie Kvam
Academic Department Coordinator
14 Grosvenor House