“As an interdisciplinary program, WGS exposed me to many different ways of thinking about and studying the world, while centering on questions of justice, equity and power. I loved that I didn’t have to choose between literature, art, history, philosophy, or social science, but that I could use all of these tools to better understand gendered, classed, and racialized violence in our society, and what we can do to address it. WGS is a hub for feminist thought and community.”
— Meaghan LaSala ’15, Women and Gender Studies Program
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Course Lists

Find detailed information about our current course offerings for Women and Gender Studies and the Social Justice Minor and Certificate.

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LGBTQ+, Trans-Inclusive, and Queer Resources

Learn about resources available at the University of Southern Maine, including the queer-friendly WGS House, glossary of terms, information about pronouns, recommended books and readings, and more!

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Upcoming WGS Events

Explore upcoming WGS events including Feminist Fireside Chats, our Annual Social Justice Street Fair, Faculty Research series, and more!