The gender and women's studies major takes you from the basics of transnational feminism to an advanced understanding and application of theory, methodology and practice. You shape your experience according to your interests and talents, developing a personalized course of study by combining core courses with any of a range of interdisciplinary electives. Topics include gender in communist states, gender representation in film, women and religion, the psychology of women, postcolonial literature and gendered bodies in motion (dance).

International opportunities and study abroad

We encourage you to travel abroad to see, experience and learn firsthand about gender issues in other nations and cultures. Students have traveled the world to do research and pursue their studies. Professors and students also sometimes travel together in the U.S. or abroad as part of their Connecticut College coursework.

After Connecticut College

Our graduates are passionately engaged with the world as intellectuals, activists, artists and writers. They apply their knowledge of gender intelligently and creatively in their work, communities and families every day. Graduates have gone on to law school, master's programs in public policy and teaching, and Ph.D. programs in several disciplines. Others work with non-profits on social justice issues.

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