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Sub-Plans

FGSS majors have the option of declaring a formal subplan or of designing an individualized thematic focus. Subplans are noted on student transcripts and diplomas; individually designed thematic foci are not noted on the transcript or diploma. The following are the four formal subplans:


Arts and Culture Subplan

The Arts & Culture subplan investigates the arts, media, literature, and performance by interrogating how ideologies surrounding feminism, gender, and sexuality are developed, produced, and consumed. Courses that fall into this category include but are not limited to:

 


Health Subplan

The Health subplan investigates a host of topics surrounding public health, including feminist perspectives on science and technologies, gender justice and human rights, gender health and medicine, access to sexual health resources, and women’s roles as practitioners and researchers. Courses appropriate for this subplan include but are not limited to:

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Global Studies Subplan

The Global Studies subplan focuses on cross-cultural perspectives on gender, gender justice, and human rights; the global intersection of race, class, and gender; the role of spirituality and religion in shaping gender; the geopolitical contexts of feminism and LGBTQ activism; and global trends in gender and education. Courses appropriate for this subplan include but are not limited to:

 


LGBT/Queer Studies Subplan

The LGBT/Queer Studies subplan focuses on the history and theory of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer identities, communities, cultural practices, politics, law, and medicine. Courses appropriate for this subplan include but are not limited to:

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