Courses & MicroSeminars
A commitment to analysis and practical implications of feminist theory
The core of the GCWS is our long tradition of courses taught by leaders in their field. Available to students enrolled in any of our member institutions, GCWS offers interdisciplinary, team-taught graduate-level seminars.
Our faculty explicitly integrate gender analysis with issues of class, race, culture, ethnicity, and sexualities, and consider the practical implications of feminist theory. Courses are designed to open paths to the creation of new knowledge and provide intellectual support for students pursuing feminist work within the framework of traditional disciplines.
Begun as a pilot program during our 2016-2017 academic year, these five-week, un-graded, graduate-level reading, writing, and discussion-based graduate seminars organized around specific themes in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Our micro-seminars may be tied to speaker series, film screenings, new book publications, or other points of focus. These seminars, led by GCWS member institution faculty, explore feminist, queer, or other gender and sexuality related lines of inquiry. Specifically, they provide students and instructors the opportunity to delve deeply into ideas not encountered in existing courses at their home institutions.