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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s and Gender Studies

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Director: Gillian Silverman (English)
Graduate Advisor: Margaret Woodhull (Humanities)
Office: 1050 9th Street, #102
Telephone: 303-556-4529
Fax: 303-556-2959
Website:  clas.ucdenver.edu/wgst/

Associated Faculty

Joanne Addison (English)
Brenda J. Allen (Communication)
Elizabeth Allen (Psychology)
Laura Argys (Economics)
Pompa Banerjee (English)
Myra Bookman (Humanities and Social Sciences)
Michelle Comstock (English)
Mary Coussons-Read (Psychology)
Jennifer Davis (English)
Candan Duran-Aydintug (Sociology)
Paula Espinoza (Ethnic Studies)
Jana Everett (Political Science)
Sonja Foss (Communication)
Andrea Haar (Sociology)
Rachel Harding (Ethnic Studies)
Pamela Laird (History)
Marjorie Levine-Clark (History)
Donna Martinez (Ethnic Studies)
Myra Rich (History)
Candice Shelby (Philosophy)
Cate Wiley (English)

Women’s and gender studies (WGST) is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the centrality of gender and sexuality to understanding our past and present worlds. Students and faculty probe assumptions about men and women and question structures of inequality as they play out in local and global contexts. Through a study of gender and sexuality, we expand our thinking about other relations of power, such as race, class, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability. WGST fosters connections with the local community and promotes advocacy of human rights and social justice.

Graduate Studies

At the graduate level, students may pursue women’s and gender studies as a track in the Master of Social Science degree program . Students learn to think critically about the condition of women and the role of gender in both historical and contemporary experience. Course work focuses on conceptual models for understanding women and gender, such as feminist, queer, post-colonial and race theories as they operate through culture, language, politics, visual representation and history. For more information, contact Margaret Woodhull.

The WGST program also offers a graduate certificate in women’s and gender studies for students pursuing master’s degrees in departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as non-degree seeking students. 

Click here  to learn about the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies.

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