Women’s & Gender Studies

Why study women, gender and sexuality?

Women’s and gender studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to promote the study of gender, women’s experiences and various feminist theories across the college curriculum. Courses help develop critical thinking, written and verbal skills, and an understanding of multicultural and global perspectives and teach how our daily lives are impacted by issues related to gender, sexuality, race, class, ethnicity and social justice.
Why study Women’s & Gender Studies at Millsaps?

In their own words

Cameryn Williams, Class of 2025

“I wanted to take this class because as a Black woman, my life has been shaped by experiences that are not unique to me. I finished with so much more knowledge about various groups and a better understanding of how their life experiences may be shaped by the their age, religion, sexuality, etc.”

Featured Courses

Here is a sampling of a few courses that might pique your interest.

WOST 2000 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
An introduction to women’s and gender studies and to the questions raised by the study of women’s experiences; to the intellectual debates surrounding the issue of gender; and to the role of these in the various liberal arts disciplines.
WOST 2770 Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art
Students are introduced to the major artists, artworks and themes of Latin American art history from 1930 to the present. We will explore the intersections of gender, race, class and sexuality in art from the region.

Degree Options

Discover your degrees, minors, concentrations and certification options available for this field of study.

Minor in Women’s & Gender Studies
Women’s and gender studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to promote the study of gender, women’s experiences and various feminist theories across the college curriculum.
Self-Designed Major
Design a major to best fit your personality, career goals and specific educational needs. The self-designed major is a customized major that you design, working closely with appropriate faculty. Create your own women’s & gender studies major.

Pathways

Our curriculum emphasizes problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to any career (and therefore any Pathway), as well as scientific writing and experimentation skills that may be especially critical to students interested in any of our six Pathways tracks.

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Faculty

Liz Egan

Liz Egan

Director of the Centers for Writing and Academic Success Lecturer, Creative Writing Director, McMullan Writers Workshops
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