Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
The Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department examines the categories women, gender, and sexuality as they intersect with race, class, ethnicities, belief systems, and nationalities. We offer an interdisciplinary framework through which to explore the social construction of gender and sexuality and the material impact of these constructions. We offer historical, contemporary, and transnational analyses of how gender and sexual formations arise in different contexts such as colonialism, nationalism, and globalization. From our engagement with and critique of disciplinary practices in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, we forge new critical paradigms and methods for generating feminist knowledge. Our creation of new critical paradigms relies on the linking of knowledge formation to activism and social justice movements. Our courses satisfy campus breadth requirements, develop critical analysis and writing skills, and transform students’ understanding of and engagement with the world around them.
A student who majors in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies will gain a strong liberal arts training in critical theory and social justice, which students can apply to a range of professions. Graduates may pursue advanced degrees in the arts, humanities, social sciences, law, or medicine; or pursue work in the private sector, social services, advocacy programs, or NGOs. The Department of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (FGS) at Scripps participates in the Intercollegiate Women’s Studies Program (IWS) at The Claremont Colleges.
Affiliated Scripps Faculty
Gail Lee Abrams
Sara M. Adler
Rita Cano Alcala
Nancy Neiman Auerbach
Mary Ann Davis
Julia E. Liss
Seo Young Park
Marina Perez de Mendiola
Department Goals and Objectives
- Student work exhibits the ability to engage in interdisciplinary and intersectional analysis. Students competently engage with relevant critical approaches in feminist, gender, and/or queer studies.
- Student demonstrates an ability to make original evidence-based arguments and engage in analysis of evidence.
Student Learning Outcomes
- SLO1: Student work exhibits the ability to engage in interdisciplinary and intersectional analysis. Students competently engage with relevant critical approaches in feminist, gender, and/or queer studies.
- SLO2: Student demonstrates an ability to make original evidence-based arguments and engage in analysis of evidence.