College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

Major | Minor

| Bachelor of Arts

The Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) program offers an innovative undergraduate degree that consists of an interdisciplinary course load. Focused on intersectionality and an intellectually rigorous and challenging approach to cultural critique and social justice, this degree provides a truly enlightening, student-driven education. A young program that many students call “life-changing,” GWSS is one of the most vibrant and active programs on campus, developing students into some of the best, brightest, and most motivated by inviting them to participate in cutting-edge research inside and out of the classroom.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • GWS100, Perspectives in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
  • GWS304, Feminist and Queer Theory
  • GWS202, Resistance for Social Change
  • HST343, Race and Ethnicity in the US
  • HST353, American In/Justice
  • JR418, Gender and Media: Global Views

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
  • Sociology

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Foster an ambitious spirit. Cultivate a career.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) attracts the kinds of students who are never satisfied with the status quo. Our quest for knowledge is both timeless and modern. 

We immerse students in the oldest teachings, but also the latest learnings in culture and language, science and technology, psychology and philosophy. In all disciplines, we incorporate research, encouraging students to question everything and meticulously test new theories. Communication is emphasized, teaching students to negotiate, debate, and effectively disseminate information. 

LAS students are committed to being thoughtful practitioners of whatever field they choose, resulting in graduates who are engaged in their careers, active in their communities, and continually learning and leading.