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About the Program

Gloria Steinem with studentThe Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies program provides students with the opportunity to examine critically women’s contributions and experiences in various historical and cultural contexts.

This is an inter-college program with course offerings at Augsburg University, Hamline University, St. Catherine University, and the University of St. Thomas. Courses are drawn from many disciplines and combine theoretical, practical, and research components that focus not only on gender, but also acknowledge that race, class, and sexual identity are crucial aspects of women’s experiences.

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies program offers both a major and a minor, and provides students with academic preparation for careers in human services, education, and social work as well as graduate study.