Gender and Sexuality Studies Major

Additional Information on the Gender and Sexuality Studies program

The Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Tulane University is committed to the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary preservation, expansion, and transmission of knowledge to undergraduate students and to other individuals in both the university and the larger community about women, gender, and sexuality. The Gender and Sexuality Studies Program is committed to intellectual excellence and to stimulating continued intellectual growth for faculty and students. As a community of scholars/teachers/learners we are devoted to the study of gender and sexuality as they take shape and affect our lives in a diverse, multicultural, and international world. We are committed to facilitating critical undergraduate and graduate education and practice for social justice by engaging students in the discovery, production, and critique of knowledge that emerges from critical perspectives on culture and society.

Contact information

Mimi Schippers
Director, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
220 Newcomb Hall
Department of Sociology
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118
tel 504-862-3011
fax 504-865-5544
Email: mimi@tulane.edu

Major

A major in Gender and Sexuality Studies consists of a minimum of 33 credits.


Required courses

Electives

The remaining courses must be selected from among those approved by the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program with the following distribution requirements: a minimum of six credits from the subject area Humanities and Fine Arts and six credits from Social Sciences, with not more than nine credits in a single department. Normally, the elective courses are taken at the 300 level and above. A maximum of 12 credits taken to satisfy the college distribution requirement may be applied toward the major in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Students electing Gender and Sexuality Studies as one of two majors must complete all requirements for the Gender and Sexuality Studies major and complete a total of at least 27 credits in different (non-overlapping) courses in each major.

There are three possible tracks in a Gender and Sexuality Studies Major


Recommended Major with Gender Studies Emphasis

Recommended Major with Sexuality Studies Emphasis

Recommended Major with Gender and Sexuality Studies Emphasis