Not every course that is cross-listed in the program or taught by SWG faculty will address all of these goals for the major in the Study of Women and Gender, but we expect that every graduating senior will have engaged these concepts and ways of thinking more than once during the course of the major.
The goals of the Women and Gender Studies major at the Smith College are to:
- Understand the social construction of familiar or naturalized categories, while also acknowledging that these social constructions have real effects in subordinating groups and in marking bodies.
- Understand and be able to apply the concept of intersectionality—a dynamic analysis of how the intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality, nationality, and other aspects of identity mutually and simultaneously constitute structures, social processes, ideologies and representations in the complex, multidimensional power hierarchies of society.
- Analyze social change and understand agency and resistance.
- Engage theory, read and write about theoretical texts, and recognize that theory emerges from different disciplinary locations.
- Examine historical periods and beliefs different from the current moment.
- Analyze forms of representation and discourse as they shape experience and shape our understanding of ourselves and of the world.
- Approach problems and questions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
- Engage in systemic analysis with attention to institutional and economic structures of power.
- Understand theories of transnational, postcolonial and diasporic studies.
- Understand feminist pedagogy and ethics of knowledge production.
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- Study of Women and Gender
- Girls in the System: Gender, Youth and Justice
- Feminist and Queer Disability Studies
- Queer Ecologies: Considering the Nature of Sexualized Identities
- Immigration and Sexuality in France and Europe
- Marxist Feminism
- 48 months
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DisciplinesGender & Sexuality Studies View 302 other Masters in Gender & Sexuality Studies in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Common Application or Coalition Application
- Smith Writing Supplement
- Secondary School Report, including official high school transcript
- Counselor Recommendation
- Two Teacher Evaluation Forms
- Official SAT I, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or the Duolingo English Test/*DET*
- Early Decision Agreement (if applicable)
International53940 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 53940 USD per year during 48 months.
National53940 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 53940 USD per year during 48 months.
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