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Grand Valley State University. Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department (2015-)


Administrative History

The study of women has been part of the GVSU curriculum since 1973 when courses were taught in the College of Arts and Sciences and in William James College. The minor in Women's Studies was approved in 1986 and the first Women's Studies minor graduated in 1988. In 1997, the program was significantly expanded to include the study of gender. Women and Gender Studies became a major in 2006. In fall of 2013, a new minor in LGBTQ Studies was launched. With the study of sexuality added to curriculum, the program name was changed to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGS) in 2015. The WGS Department is housed in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Gender Matters

 Series — Box: 125
Identifier: GV074-02

Women and Gender Studies newsletter.

Dates: 1999-2001

Women's Voices

 Series — Box: 125
Identifier: GV074-01

Women's studies program publication containing events, articles, and relevant news.

Dates: 1991-1996