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2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog 
2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate

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The women’s and gender studies certificate is administered through the Women’s and Gender Studies program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver. It is designed to provide members of the CU Denver population and public with specialized knowledge of the history, politics, literature and social practices related to women’s and gender concerns. Students must complete 12 credit hours of course work in order to receive the certificate. Acceptance into the certificate program is subject to CU Denver Graduate School Rules .

The WGST certificate is available to any qualified graduate student or non-degree seeking, graduate-level student at CU Denver. Students begin with a required, graduate-level methodology or foundational course before pursuing a combination of WGST-related course work. Upon completion of the certificate, students will have foundational and theoretical knowledge of the major concerns of women’s and gender studies.

All prospective students must complete and submit an application to the program . Upon admission to the certificate program, students are eligible for the certificate. All course work must be taken at CU Denver. 


(Please note that some of the following courses may have prerequisites that must be met.)

Total: 3 Hours

Elective Courses (choose three)

These courses must be explicitly women’s and/or gender and/or identity-based courses. They can be taken through any CU Denver department or program with the approval of an advisor. Only one 4000-level elective may be counted toward the certificate. All other course work must be 5000-level or above.

The following is a representative listing of WGST-related courses that may be taken toward the certificate; it is not comprehensive. Please note that some of these courses may be taught sporadically. Students should meet with their advisor to plan their course of study.

Total: 9 Hours


For more information about this certificate program, contact the Women’s and Gender Studies Director, Gillian Silverman, 303-556-4529, or Margaret Woodhull, 303-352-3926.


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