The Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that examines the formation of gender and its intersections with other relations of power, such as sexuality, race, ability, class, nationality, religion, locality and age. The department encourages students to develop new theoretical approaches and to transform the analytical tools of many fields of study. Our courses and instructors pay particular attention to how lives are impacted by systemic inequalities. The goal of our scholarship, teaching, and activism is to make gender and sexuality central rather than peripheral terms of analysis. Our curriculum compels us to recognize the problems and possibilities of our current world and also empowers us to affect change. The Department of Gender and Sexuality offers a major and a minor, and a graduate certificate, which provide a foundation for students who plan to enter professional schools in law, medicine, business, the humanities, and the social sciences.