For a full list of the Women's, Gender and Sexuality course descriptions, see the University Bulletin.

Academic Year Fall Semester Spring Semester
2023-24 Fall 2023 Spring 2024 (TBA)
2022-23 Fall 2022 Spring 2023

COVID-19 Update: All graduate level courses in WGS have resumed in-person instruction. Please refer to the university guidelines on masking, social distancing and testing.

Graduate students may also enroll in cross-registered courses with Boston College, Boston University, Harvard, Northeastern, Simmons, Tufts and UMass Boston through the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women and Sexuality (GCWS).

The current list of courses through the consortium for Academic Year 2022-23 is located here. Please consult with your adviser prior to enrolling in a GCWS course.

Core Courses

WGS 205a — Graduate Foundational Course in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

An advanced interdisciplinary inquiry into the history, theories, concepts and practices that have formed women's, gender and sexuality studies as a scholarly field, with particular attention to current intellectual trends and critical controversies.

WGS 208b — Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Research Seminar

Examines theories and practices of women's, gender and sexuality studies as produced in various disciplines and in interdisciplinary ways, offers students a historical and contemporary awareness and  allows students to understand and critically analyze feminist scholarship across a range of disciplines. By the end of class, students will produce a set of research questions or proposal that will help them conceptualize their own independent research projects.