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Gender & Women's Studies

Understand, Engage, Transform

A minor or degree in Gender & Women’s Studies or Queer Studies will arm you with critical thinking and applied skills that will enable you to succeed in diverse, 21st century work forces and communities. You will learn how to
  • analyze socio-historical and contemporary power dynamics across rural, local, community, transnational, and global contexts
  • articulate the history, strategies, and goals of interconnected movements for social justice. 
  • perform and develop intersectional, interdisciplinary feminist and queer analysis.

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Gender and Women’s Studies Undergraduate Major/Minor

Gender and Women’s Studies offers students an interdisciplinary exploration of the issues of sex, gender and sexuality. As a stand-alone degree, or as a minor to enhance another area of study, a Gender and Women’s Studies Degree offers unique perspectives gender identities as they intersect with other social constructs.

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Gender and Women’s Studies Graduate Minor

The Graduate Minor in Gender and Women’s Studies provides advanced feminist training for students from a variety of academic backgrounds and career paths. Students who participate in this graduate minor will likely consider master’s and doctoral research projects linked to topics in Gender and Women’s Studies while developing expertise in the area.

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Queer Studies Graduate/Undergraduate Minor

The Queer Studies program draws upon the strengths of various departments to introduce both undergraduate and graduate students to the history, theory, and practice of the study of sexuality with an emphasis on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and queer lives. The minor recognizes competency in gender identities.

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Faculty and Staff

The Gender & Women's Studies Program boasts award winning faculty members who do cutting edge, dynamic, interdisciplinary work in a range of fields.

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Adjunct Faculty and Advisory Committee Members

The Gender and Women's Studies Program has a number of affiliated faculty who enhance the program and its offerings and opportunities.

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Arts & Science | Gender and Womens Studies
Phone: (307) 766-2733
1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 4297
Laramie, WY 82071

School of Culture, Gender & Social Justice 

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