Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
An interdisciplinary curriculum in the College of Arts & Sciences, this department looks at the lives of women and men from a feminist perspective.
One of the first programs of its kind in the nation, the Washington University Women Studies Program (as it was first titled) has encouraged critical thinking and active participation of students since its start in 1972. The program emphasizes the importance of gender analysis to such disciplines as anthropology, psychology, history, education, law, architecture, language, and literature. Undergraduate students have several degree options, or they may take classes in coordination with other subjects within the University's five undergraduate schools. A certificate program is available to graduate students.
In 2010, the director of the department, Dr. Mary Ann Dzuback was profiled in this Washington Univeristy Record article.