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Gender and Sexuality Studies Graduate Certificate

With a Gender and Sexuality Studies graduate certificate, students will synthesize knowledge of historical perspectives on gender and sexuality; analyze connections between gender and sexuality and other societal structures such as race, class, age, ability, status, etc.; synthesize knowledge of global perspectives on gender and sexuality; analyze the role of language in producing and perpetuating cultural attitudes about gender and sexuality, such as feminist theory, queer theory, etc.; and analyze and synthesize theories concerning the diversity of gender and sexual identities, such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, etc.

Students may apply for a stand-alone graduate certificate or add the certificate to their current Master's degree in another discipline. Students adding the certificate to their current Master's degree in another discipline should follow the directions on the Graduate Programs Website, found here, to avoid paying the application fee twice. 

What will I study?

Certificate Requirements (23 credits) 

Core Courses (9 credits)

WMST 510 Feminist Theory (4)

WMST 511 Feminist Methodologies (5)

Elective Courses (14 credits)

Select 14 credits of Women's and Gender Studies courses. No more than 5 credits is permitted at the 400 level. The remaining credits should be at or above the 500 level. 

Graduate Certificate Coordinator

Contact Jessica Willis, Graduate Certificate Coordinator, to schedule an advising session. She can be reached at 509.359.4382 or jwillis6@ewu.edu. 

You can find more information on the Gender and Sexuality Studies graduate certificate, as well as a list of courses and the full distribution list, here

Courses taken at the 400 level may not be retaken for credit at the 500 level. Substitutions for core courses may be approved on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Women's and Gender Studies Director or the Graduate Certificate Coordinator. 

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