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Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Undergraduate Programs

Established in 1991, the undergraduate major comprises courses offered in the Schools of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Shepherd School of Music. Structured around two core courses - SWGS 101 "Introduction to the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality" and SWGS 201 "Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies" - the program requirements include courses in feminist theory, critical race theory, and non-Western studies.  Majors have the option of completing a year-long senior honors thesis.  Majors and non-majors alike can participate in the Seminar and Practicum in Engaged Research.

We are also pleased to announce that beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year, CSWGS is one of two divisions at Rice piloting a Communication in the Disciplines project in conjunction with the Program in Writing and Communication. Students will have the opportunity through a structured and supported curriculum to learn written, oral, and visual communication skills from poster creation and oral presentation to active listening and formal academic writing.