Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Certificate
Whether pursuing an academic career path, a career in law or social justice, industry, government, or the nonprofit sector, a graduate certificate in women’s and gender studies offers students knowledge and research skills well-suited to employment and citizenship in an increasingly diverse and global world.
The University of Oregon’s WGSS graduate certificate program is interdisciplinary, intersectional, and international in its orientation. The certificate provides graduate students enrolled in UO departments with training in intersectional feminist scholarship and theory, as well as opportunities to teach undergraduate courses in WGSS (enrolled certificate students will receive preference in their applications for WGSS GTFs and summer teaching) and to explore research opportunities with UO’s Center for the Study of Women in Society.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of intersectional and interdisciplinary feminist theories and scholarship.
- Demonstrate competence with feminist practices and methodologies.
- Demonstrate knowledge of feminist pedagogies.
- Communicate an understanding of current events and issues shaping and impacting WGSS or WGSS-related fields.
Graduate Certificate Requirements
|WGS 615||Contemporary Feminist Theory||5|
|Select WGS courses totaling 12 credits from the following:||12|
|Bodies and Embodiment|
|Sexuality Studies: [Topic]|
|Gender, Environment, and Development|
|Literature and Feminist World-Making|
|Global Perspectives on Gender [Topic]|
|Reading and Conference: [Topic] 1|
|Practicum: [Topic] 1|
|Approved graduate courses in WGS or other departments||7|
Indicates a variable-credit course. The student must declare the credit value upon registering online—e.g., Practicum: [Topic] (WGS 606).
No more than 8 credits may be taken pass/no pass without specific approval.
Applicants should arrange an appointment with the graduate advisor.