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Gender & Women's Studies

University of Wyoming
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Wyoming
English
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Program description

Gender & Women's Studies

Gender and Women's Studies (GWST) is a dynamic field of inquiry that offers students the opportunity to explore issues of gender and sexuality. As a student in our program, you will develop a set of valuable critical thinking and analytical skills that will give you a solid academic foundation as well as prepare you for a career that values critical thinking, oral and written communication, research and problem solving, and client advocacy. Our graduates have succeeded in medical and law school, as well as excelled in careers in health, human rights, business, politics, and the administration of community service agencies. We offer a major and minor for undergraduates and a graduate minor in Gender and Women's Studies and an undergraduate and graduate minor in Queer Studies. We have several opportunities for students, including internships, travel abroad, and graduation with Honors. Many of our students (as well as faculty) are active leaders on campus and in the community.

Program content

Fall Semesters

  • Intro to Women's Studies
  • First Year Seminar
  • Intro LGBTQ/NS Studies
  • Cultures of Nature
  • Gender & Humanities
  • Gender, Race, and Economics
  • Women of India
  • Women, Gender, and Migration
  • Feminist Theories
  • Victorian Women
  • Senior Honors Project
  • Internship
  • Independent Study
  • Prac College Teaching
  • Thesis Research
  • Independent Study
  • Internship

Spring Semesters

  • Intro to WMST
  • Intro to GLBTQ/NS Studies
  • Pop Music and Sexualities
  • Gender & Humanities
  • Global Sex Work and Trafficking
  • Feminist Research Methods
  • Women & Islam
  • Gender and Sexuality in Postcolonial Writing
  • Feminist Theoretical Perspectives

Summer Semesters

  • Intro to Women's Studies
  • LGBTQ/NS Studies
  • Internship
  • Independent Study
  • Independent Study
  • Internship

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Qualification

The Gender and Women's Studies Program has identified a set of learning outcomes for its undergraduate curriculum. Among an array of potentially valuable outcomes, the following three represent especially important areas of expertise for each student who graduates from the program.

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct interdisciplinary feminist analysis.
  • Students will examine and critique ideological assumptions underlying social institutions and systems of representation, including but not limited to assumptions regarding gender, race, class, nationality, disability, age, and sexual orientation.
  • Students will comprehend the impact of gender on individuals' historical and contemporary agency, and how the ability to express agency has shaped people's lives in various geographical settings.

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The University of Wyoming is located in the safe and inviting college town of Laramie, Wyoming. Laramie is a community located about two hours north of the large, metropolitan city of Denver, Colorado. Laramie is nestled in a valley at...


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University of Wyoming

1000E University Avenue
82071 Laramie
USA

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