The Program in Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) offers unique opportunities for interdisciplinary study and research for both undergraduate and graduate students. The primary objective of WGS is to promote new research about the role of gender in all academic disciplines as well as to incorporate the experiences, perceptions, and intellectual contributions of women into existing curricula. It offers new perspectives in fields as diverse as anthropology, history, biology, psychology, performance, engineering, and literature.
Undergraduates can choose a concentration or a minor in WGS and can petition for a major departure in WGS. The curriculum includes a core subject, Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, and a selection of subjects from many departments at the Institute. Special independent study topics and UROP projects can be arranged.
Several regular subjects are offered for graduate credit, and graduate students may also enroll in courses offered through the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies. See the section on Graduate Education in Part 1 for more information.
For more information, contact the coordinator, Heidy M. González, Room 14E-316, 617-253-8844.