Illinois Wesleyan
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
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The interdisciplinary major & minor sequences in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies support Illinois Wesleyan University's commitment to diversity and social justice through courses that open discussion about the ways in which gender and sexuality construct our lives and institutions. WGSS courses across multiple departments focus on gender and LGBTQ+ issues in academic study, consider feminist and queer perspectives in philosophy, politics, and history, and challenge assumptions about women's roles, gender identities, and sexualities in American and world cultures. WGSS courses are open to all undergraduates and most offer general education credit to meet diverse IWU requirements.

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Course List for Fall 2022

 

Opportunities to Explore
 
Honor Society
Honor Society
Iota Iota Iota (Tri-Iota) is the academic honor society for the field of Women’s and Gender Studies. The purpose of this organization is to encourage and support scholarship and excellence in Women’s and Gender Studies at IWU.
Pride Alliance
Pride Alliance
Pride Alliance is a cultural RSO that advocates for equality for all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. This includes safety of all students on campus, representation, awareness, and inclusion of LGBTQ+ individuals, and providing a support system and space for LGBTQ+ people to be authentic. 
Feminism: Equality Matters
Feminism: Equality Matters
Feminism: Equality Matters (F:EM) is a registered student organization dedicated to promoting equality and respect on campus and in society. The goal of F:EM is to create a safe, comfortable space for individuals on Illinois Wesleyan's campus to explore intersectional issues such as sex, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, ability, sexuality and socioeconomic status and how it influences their perceptions of the world and how others perceive them.
Study Abroad 
Study Abroad 
Studying abroad is a great opportunity to study the intersection of gender and other minority group status. It is also a chance to take classes and explore topics. 
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Located in the upper level of the Hansen Student Center, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) is dedicated to the promotion of a campus community that appreciates, encourages, and celebrates diversity. 
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