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Prior to Fall 2019 – graduate certificate requirements

Students declaring a certificate prior to Fall 2019 have the option to follow the new curriculum or to continue with the old curriculum. Please meet with our Director of Graduate Studies to map out the best plan for you.

Requirements 24 credits
WGS Core courses 12-16
Graduate courses offered in other departments 8-12

Important Notes

  1. No more than 8 credits may be taken pass/no pass without specific approval.
  2. No more than 4 credits of Reading & Conference (WGS 605) can be applied to the certificate.
  3. It is recommended that students seeking employment in gender studies apply to teach WGS 101.
  4. Graduate course listings can be found on the UO catalog.

New Graduate Class Available and Encouraged:

WGS 615, Contemporary Feminist Theories [4 credits]: This course examines the development of feminist theory over the past forty years, exploring key concepts such as class, race, sexuality, intersectionality, transnationalism, and ability. This course provides an introduction to thinking theoretically about issues of feminism within multiple contexts and intellectual traditions. Although the specific focus may change each year, students should expect the course to center discussions of gender and its crucial links to productions of race, class, sexuality, and national identity. We strongly encourage graduate students to take this course before applying for teaching positions in WGSS.

For applications and worksheets, please see the Forms & Applications page.

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Certificate was established in the 1983-1984 school year.