Gender and Women's Studies offers a major as a specialization in Global Interdisciplinary Studies (GIS) major.  The major in Gender and Women's Studies provides an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to deepen students' understandings of the history, culture, religion, politics, literature, and society.    Students may sign up for the major and choose their Gender and Women's Studies specialization through the Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies in 36 Garey Hall.  The GIS Chair and the  Program Director of  Gender and Women's Studies will work closely with each student to develop their individual interests, abilities, and career goals while fulfilling the requirements for their major.   

The specific requirements for the major in  Gender and Women's Studies can be found on the GIS website. 

The minor in Gender and Women’s Studies requires students to take a total of six courses including GWS 2050-Gender and the World, and GWS 5000-Integrating Seminar, which is taken as a culminating course.

Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies, Gender and the World, is offered every semester, and the Integrating Seminar is offered every spring. Other courses for the GWS minor or concentration may be may be taken in a variety of departments, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of gender and women's studies, as long as they are designated with the Gender and Women's Studies attribute (a partial list appears below) on the NOVASIS Master Schedule and/or approved by the Academic Director of the Gender and Women's Studies program.


Additional Information


If you are interested in the program, please fill out an application (vu username and password required).You can also download the GWS brochure below or contact the director of academics, Catherine Kerrison, catherine.kerrison@villanova.edu