Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Gain a deeper understanding of the human experience by exploring the connections between our own identities and how we relate to each other.
Why Study Women, Gender and Sexuality?
As a women, gender and sexuality studies minor at USD, you will gain a foundation in the study of gender and sexuality, allowing you to think deeply and creatively about gender and sexuality across societies and human history.
Degrees & Offerings
Women, Gender and Sexuality StudiesMinor
The Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program is an 18-hour interdisciplinary minor. Courses explore the intersection of gender and other sources of identity in the context of family, work, law and politics, art and the history of ideas. The minor may accompany many majors at USD or any major in the College of Arts & Sciences. It can be earned as part of a B.A. or B.S. degree.
A Multidisciplinary Program
The women, gender and sexuality studies program's aim is to help students develop the tools to think critically and creatively about human identity across societies and human history.
Take courses from faculty in numerous disciplines that explore issues of gender and other sources of identity in relation to family and community, work, law, politics, art and literature. Our program prepares graduates to critically think in any situation, positioning them for professional success in a number of fields, such as social work, public policy, law, education, politics, public health, non-profit management and others.
The women, gender and sexuality studies minor may accompany many undergraduate majors at the University of South Dakota, including all majors in the College of Arts & Sciences.
- Instill in students the ability to critically engage with topics of gender, identity and social constructs of power.
- Provide students with survey of methods of addressing a variety of issues from different disciplines.
- Sponsor and promote scholarly and creative events connected with topics in women, gender and sexuality studies.
Departments & Facilities
At the University of South Dakota, our Department of History houses numerous disciplines that exist at the intersection of curiosity, research, writing, storytelling and the human experience. Find the answers to your questions about people, events, institutions and values with the guidance and support of our exceptional faculty.