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This past spring was the GESS special topics course “Radical Pedagogy,” a radical experiment in free thought, engaged learning, intentional conversation, and queer pedagogy. Doing away with the traditional hierarchy of the professor/student model, each student enrolled in this course is challenged to both teach and learn from their peers. Find here a link to the ‘Zine the class created as part of their independent projects work.

 

Contact info

Nancy Maveety
Department of Political Science
316 Norman Mayer Hall
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118

504-862-8300
Email: nance@tulane.edu

Major

A major in Gender and Sexuality Studies consists of a minimum of 33 credits. Four core courses are required:

  • GESS 2900, Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies,
  • GESS 3500, Identity, Difference, and Inequality
  • GESS 4940, Advanced Gender and Feminist Theory or GESS 495, Advanced Sexuality and Queer Theory
  • GESS 4980, Senior Capstone Project in Gender and Sexuality Studies

The remaining courses must be selected from among those approved by the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program with the following distribution requirements: a minimum of six credits from the subject area Humanities and Fine Arts and six credits from Social Sciences, with not more than nine credits in a single department. Normally, the elective courses are taken at the 300 level and above. A maximum of 12 credits taken to satisfy the college distribution requirement may be applied toward the major in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Students electing Gender and Sexuality Studies as one of two majors must complete all requirements for the Gender and Sexuality Studies major and complete a total of at least 27 credits in different (non-overlapping) courses in each major.

There are three possible tracks in a Gender and Sexuality Studies Major:

Recommended Major with Gender Studies Emphasis

  • GESS 2900, Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • GESS 3500, Identity, Difference, and Inequality
  • GESS 4940, Advanced Gender and Feminist Theory
  • GESS 4980, Senior Capstone Project in Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Electives with Gender Emphasis

Recommended Major with Sexuality Studies Emphasis:

  • GESS 2900, Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • GESS 3500, Identity, Difference, and Inequality
  • GESS 4950, Advanced Sexuality and Queer Theory
  • GESS 4980, Senior Capstone Project in Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Electives with Sexuality Emphasis

Recommended Major with Gender and Sexuality Studies Emphasis

  • GESS 2900, Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • GESS 3510, Identity, Difference, and Inequality
  • GESS 4940, Advanced Gender and Feminist Theory
  • GESS 4950, Advanced Sexuality and Queer Theory
  • GESS 4980, Senior Capstone Project in Gender and Sexuality Studies

Electives with both Gender and Sexuality emphasis and/or electives distributed evenly among courses with Gender emphasis or Sexuality emphasis.

Tulane University, B03 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118 tel 504-862-8300 fax 504-865-8745 nance@tulane.edu