In Grinnell’s interdisciplinary GWSS curriculum, you examine women, men, gender, and sexuality; study various cultures and historical periods; use diverse research methods; and understand how scholars apply feminist, queer, and intersectional theories. As a major, you take GWSS courses in the humanities, social studies, and sciences and can participate in internships, off-campus study, and mentored advanced projects. Majors pursue postgraduate studies and careers in a wide variety of fields.


Writers at Grinnell enables students, faculty, and residents to interact with renowned authors.

Award winning and best selling author, Roxane Gay, to visit Grinnell College as part of the Writers@Grinnell series.