Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Elizabeth Hubble, Director

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, an interdisciplinary program founded in 1990, encourages the production, discussion, and dissemination of knowledge about women's experiences, oppressions, and achievements in Montana, the U.S., and the world. In the last decade this focus has broadened to include study of the social and cultural construction of gender, sex, and sexualities. By fostering awareness of cultural and international diversity, as well as of the circulations of power mediated by race, class, age, and sexual orientation, Women's and Gender Studies encourages students to think critically and to envision justice for all peoples.

The Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies program is administered by the director, with assistance from the program coordinator, in consultation with the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Steering Committee, an interdisciplinary group of faculty and professional associates with teaching, research, and scholarly interests in women, gender and sexuality.

Students may include Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies in their studies by earning a B.A. or by completing a minor.

Students may select coursework from a wide variety of courses offered in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, law, education and other disciplines. Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies offers scholarships and sponsors or co-sponsors a variety of events including lectures, discussions, and performances that make a vibrant contribution to both the campus and the Missoula community life.

To be admitted, students must register with the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies director, who will explain option or minor requirements and supervise their program.