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Women’s and Gender Studies
The Women’s and Gender Studies minor emphasizes intersectional approaches to the study of gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality in national and transnational contexts. Course offerings examine social constructions of sex and gender and provide students with an opportunity to learn about women’s historical and contemporary roles to gain a working knowledge of interdisciplinary feminist scholarship.
The undergraduate certificate in Gender Studies is designed to provide students with a foundation for discussions of gender, sexuality, and other intersectionalities through a historical and cultural lens, with an awareness of the fluidity of gendered identities and the diversity of gendered experiences.
The graduate certificate in Gender Studies provides skills for practical application of gender theories and research in the workforce to advance leadership and participation, economic empowerment, policy and planning, multi-modal digital literacies, and cross-cultural communication in order to promote gender equality.