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Gender & Women's Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Claremont, CA, United States
Examine the cultural and historical production of sexual difference, the impact of feminist research, and the intersection of gender with race, sexuality, class and colonialism with this Gender & Women's Studies program at Pomona College.
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The Gender & Women's Studies major and minor at Pomona College are rigorous inquiries into multiple forms of sexual difference as constructed by culture and history, and the ways these forms intersect with social forces like race, sexuality, class and colonialism.

Learning outcomes

Studying GWS challenges conventional cultural assumptions about women, sexuality and gender roles. It promotes the development of new ideas and research in feminist scholarship within an open, supportive environment.

Majors can either emphasize the theoretical focus of recent feminist interdisciplinary scholarship or pursue a joint major that links feminist research and theory to disciplines like art history, economics, English, French, history, media studies, politics, psychology, religious studies, theatre, or science, technology and society.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to Women's Studies
  • Introduction to Queer Studies
  • GWS170 PO - Disability Studies: Foundations, Intersections, & Future
  • Queer and Feminist Theories
  • Feminisms in Community Engagement: Bridging Theory with Praxis Community Partnerships (CP)
  • Feminist and Queer Materialisms: Ecologies of Affect, Feeling and Sensation
  • Biopolitics: Sex, Capitalism, Affect
  • Theories of the Body
  • Critical Race Theory: Race, Gender, & the Law
  • Performance Studies & Queer of Color Interventions
  • Senior Seminar
  • Senior Thesis
  • Gender/Women's Studies: Directed Readings
  • Gender/Women's Studies: Independent Research
  • Gender/Women's Studies: Research Assistantship

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript(s)
  • School Report and Counselor Recommendation
  • Mid-Year Report
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • One-time, non-refundable application fee of $70 or fee waiver
  • Test scores for international applicants
  • Standardized test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56284 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56284 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56284 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56284 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Claremont

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
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