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Women’s and Gender Studies

office of international programs

The Women’s and Gender Studies ( WGS ) interdisciplinary minor provides students with a plethora of opportunities to study issues pertaining to women and gender from a feminist perspective in universities throughout the world.  Our minors have the opportunity to take elective courses on topics that would not be available to them at Boston College especially from a cross-cultural and trans-national feminist perspective.  Study abroad courses enrich and enhance the overall liberal arts experience of a Boston College student.  The Women’s and Gender Studies Program wholeheartedly joins and endorses the Office of International Programs in encouraging our minors to spend at least one semester studying abroad.  If you would like a course taken overseas to count toward your Women's and Gender Studies minor, please contact our office at with a copy of the syllabus.  Our Director will review the course content to determine if it can fulfill one of your Women’s and Gender Studies elective requirements.  

Program Contact

Course Approvals &  
Program Director

Sharlene Hesse-Biber, Professor