Concentrations

Students may propose their own concentration or select from the concentrations listed below.

Concentrations are four courses. These four courses can be either Women's and Gender Studies-listed courses or related courses.   The concentrations suggested below only build on the courses actually taught in the Women’s and Gender Studies department.  

  • Global/Transnational Feminisms
  • Families and Work
  • Health, Science and Bioethics
  • Sexualities and Gender
  • Ethics, Rights and Justice
  • Public Policy
  • Gender in the U.S. and the Americas
  • Gender and American Cultural Studies
  • Intersectionalities: Race, Class, Gender and Sexualities

Global/Transnational Feminisms

205 Love and Intimacy: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
207 Gender and Sexuality in Cyberspace: A Transnational Feminist Approach
306 Women and Work
314  Transnational Feminisms
317 Theories of Sexuality: Queer Theory
326 Crossing the Border(s), Narratives of Transgression
340 Global Health

Families and Work

211 American Families and Social Equality
217 Growing Up Gendered
219 Gender in the Workplace
306 Women and Work
311 Family and Gender Studies: Families, Gender, the State and Social Policies

Health, Science and Bioethics

212 Feminist Bioethics
214 Women, and Health
220 American Health Care History in Gender, Race, and Class Perspective
240 U.S. Public Health
321 Gender, Justice and Health Policy
340 Global Health

Sexualities and Gender

205 Love and Intimacy: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
225 Politics and Sexuality
235 Politics of Sexuality in a Transnational World
314 Global Feminisms
317 History of Sexuality: Queer Theory
326 Crossing the Borders

Ethics, Rights and Justice

212 Feminist Bioethics
225 Politics and Sexuality
230 Female or Feminist, Women's Movement in U.S. History
314 Transnational Feminisms
317 Theories of Sexuality: Queer Theory
311  Families, Gender, the State, and Social Policies
321 Gender, Justice and Health Policy

Public Policy

240 U.S. Public Health
211 American Families and Social Equality
219 Gender in the Workplace
240 U.S. Public Health
306 Women and Work
311  Families, Gender, the State, and Social Policies
314 Transnational Feminisms
321 Gender, Justice and Health Policy
340 Global Health

Gender in the U.S. and the Americas

216 Women in Popular Culture: Latinas as Nannies, Spitfires and Sex Pots
222 Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary American Society
223 Gendering the Bronze Screen
230 Female or Feminist: Women’s Movements in U.S. History
249 Asian American Women in Film
305 Representations of Women, Natives, and Others
326 Crossing the Borders, Narratives of Transgression

Gender and Cultural Studies

121 Reading Elvis Presley And 1950s America
216 Women and Popular Culture
223 Gendering the Bronze Screen
249 Asian American Women and Film
326 Crossing the Borders, Narratives of Transgression

Intersectionalities: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexualities

205 Love and Intimacy: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
216 Women and Popular Culture: Latinas as Nannies, Spitfires and Sex Pots
217 Growing Up Gendered
223 Gendering the Bronze Screen
222 Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary American Society
225 Politics and Sexuality
249 Asian American Women in Film 
305 Representations of Women, Natives, and Others
317 Theories of Sexuality: Queer Theory
324 History, Memory, and Women's Lives
326 Crossing the Borders, Narratives of Transgression
340 Global Health

Contact Us

Contact Us

Department of
Wome​n's and Gender Studies

Founders Hall 422
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Rosanna Hertz
Department Chair
rhertz@wellesley.edu
 

Betty Tiro
Administrative Assistant
etiro@wellesley.edu

Tel: 781.283.2538
Fax: 781.283.3630