Apr 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

College of the Sciences
Samuelson, room 231-C

Fax 509-963-1308

Michel O’Brien, PhD

Program Information
Women’s, gender, and sexuality studies cultivates a critical awareness of the contributions of women and the impact of gender in our lives, both historically and in the contemporary world. Our interdisciplinary scope includes examining these issues from the perspective of politics, anthropology, sociology, psychology, history, philosophy, art, and literature. The objectives of the program are:

  1. To explore existing knowledge about women and gender in a variety of disciplines
  2. To critically assess the traditional disciplines in the light of new data concerning women and gender
  3. To provide an academic foundation for students planning careers in women’s studies or related fields
  4. To promote research about women and gender within existing disciplines

Women’s, gender, and sexuality studies offers an interdisciplinary minor as described below. With approval of the women’s, gender, and sexuality studies director, the student will select appropriate electives to meet personal and professional goals.

With faculty advisement, interested students may construct individualized majors in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies through the individual studies program for BA or BS major.

Course Offerings
Frequency of course offering information can be found at the department website: https://www.cwu.edu/academics/women-studies/ or by contacting the department directly.


    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)Minor


      Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS)