The Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies (WGS) Program at Gettysburg College provides opportunities for research and informed activism.

The WGS curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, global perspectives, and the diversity of human experiences through analysis of:

  • Cultural constructions and structures of gender and sexuality; and
  • The intersections of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, age, and ability.

The WGS Program includes courses -- both interdisciplinary and in a variety of disciplines such as history, literature, anthropology, sociology, economics, and media studies -- that are informed by feminist, queer, critical masculinity, and critical race theories. In addition to developing theoretical analyses, students participate in hands-on experiences that involve them in activism. Empowered to use what they learn, students become engaged citizens.