Women's Studies and Gender Studies
Our mission is to introduce students to feminist scholarship and gender theory across the disciplines and the professional schools; to provide innovative, challenging, and thoughtful approaches to learning; and to promote social justice. The 2019–2020 academic year marked our 40th year at Loyola.
The WSGS program is interdisciplinary, offering many cross-listed courses in the humanities, social sciences, business, and law. Additionally, dual-degree program options are provided at the graduate level in conjunction with social work and theology. WSGS faculty seek to integrate knowledge about women, gender, and sexuality into the theories and practices of various disciplines and professions across the university.
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- To promote deeper understandings of feminist scholarship and gender theory across the humanities, social sciences, and applied professions.
- To provide innovative, challenging, and thoughtful approaches to teaching and learning for both students and faculty.
- To acknowledge and honor the diversity of our human community—especially regarding gender, race, class, and sexuality—while working toward social justice.
- To build and cultivate a community of scholars who are supportive of one another and who carry out our mission in daily practice.
Women's Studies and Gender Studies Program Policies
Double Dipping Policy
Per recommendations from the CAS's Academic Council, WSGS will adhere to and enforce the following policies:
- Students may not major and minor in the same discipline.
- Majors: Not less than 21 credit hours in the individual student’s transcript must be unique to each major; that is, the courses in question are considered as actually fulfilling requirements of one major, not of more than one major.
- Minors and interdisciplinary minors: not less than 8 credit hours in the individual student’s transcript must be unique to each minor; that is, the courses in question are considered as actually fulfilling requirements of one minor, not of more than one minor or major.
Undergraduate Policies and Procedures
Please see Undergraduate Policies and Procedures for academic policies that supersede those of academic units within the University.