Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
The academic discipline of Women's Studies began in the 1970s, and it examines women’s lives locally and globally, focusing on how gender intersects with other forms of difference including race, disability, ethnicity, class, age and sexual orientation. At BGSU, the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program is part of the School of Cultural and Critical Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to core faculty, our program draws on the expertise of affiliated faculty in all colleges of the University. This faculty educates more than a thousand students every year in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies classes.
We offer both an undergraduate major and minor, a new undergraduate minor in Sexuality Studies, and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies.
Women’s Studies and Sexuality Studies Minors
The perfect complement to a variety of majors! READ MORE
News and Stories
Pizza and Pedagogy Event!
When: March 1, 2-4 pm
Where: BGSU Shatzel Hall 242
What: WGSS Affiliated Faculty and Graduate Students join us for food and conversation about feminist pedagogy.
RSVP By November 20th to Nicole Marie Cordier at firstname.lastname@example.org with food restrictions and preferences.
WGSS Research symposium
This year at the WGSS Research symposium, we will have two amazing workshops to offer. The first is Queer and Trans* Inclusive Yoga, facilitated by Ari Henry. The second is Art Therapy as Self-Care, facilitated by Tessa Hayes. In between workshops, the winners of the Art and Essay Contest will present their entries. Click Read More to see full descriptions of our events! READ MORE
Art and Writing Contest!
The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program @BGSU is hosting an Undergraduate and Graduate Research and Art Symposium March 28-29, 2019 in honor of Women’s History Month with the theme, "Self-Care as Resistance: Women’s Health." Help us celebrate Women’s History Month by submitting a personal or scholarly essay or art project that speaks to the importance of self-care as a feminist practice and as important for mind/body health. Your entry will be entered into our contest for cash prizes. All entries will be considered for presentation at the symposium. For more on how to submit, please READ MORE. READ MORE
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies are expected to be able to:
- Discuss the multiple types of feminisms that currently exist in the U.S. and internationally, as well as their histories and development;
- Critically analyze and make profitable connections between feminist theories and feminist practices;
- Explicate the basic debates or areas of contention within contemporary feminist thought;
- Describe the multiple ways in which gender is intersected by other social relations such as race, ethnicity, sexuality, class, and nation;
- Identify the basic components that distinguish feminist methodologies from other approaches to inquiry and the ways in which Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies approaches have transformed traditional disciplines;
- Communicate clearly and effectively in written and oral expression.
Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program is currently undergoing Program/Cluster Review.
Professional Licensure (If applicable)
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.
Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program does not lead to professional licensure.
Gainful Employment (If applicable)
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.
The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.