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2016-17 Catalog 
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Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

Kylan Mattias deVries, Associate Professor
Taylor 125

Associated Faculty Adjunct Faculty Emerita
Alma Rosa Alvarez Amanda Singh Bans Tangren Alexander
Kylan de Vries Carey Jean Sojka Anne Chambers
Carol Ferguson Janelle Wilson Sandra Coyner
Echo Fields   Sandra Holstein
Jennifer Longshore   Barbara Scott Winkler
Wesley  Y. Leonard    
Diana Maltz    
Jessica Piekielek    
Fraser Pierson    
Alena Ruggerio    
Devora Shapiro    
Linda Wilcox Young    

Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Southern Oregon University is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing the teaching and study of gender, sexuality, and women in society, culture, and history. The courses in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies examine the numerous ways in which gender and sexuality intersects with multiple social forces and shapes human experience.

Students learn about themselves and the world through critical thinking and personal and social empowerment. Integrating various disciplines, GSWS provides a supportive and challenging liberal arts education through a distinct interpretive framework. At SOU, GSWS emphasizes the relationship of classroom learning to social awareness and community involvement. In addition to providing general education courses, the program offers a minor, drawing on courses from departments and programs housed across the university. We also participate in the Interdisciplinary Studies Major, as both a primary and secondary field.

Students may also enroll in the Interdisciplinary Studies Major with Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies as either a primary or secondary area. For more information about the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies minor, contact the program chair.

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Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies