The Department of Women and Gender Studies offers an undergraduate certificate in global gender and sexuality studies. The ever-increasing movement of people, commodities, politics and culture that define "globalization" affects all of us in different ways.
The certificate in global gender and sexuality studies provides students with an opportunity to study how individuals and groups from diverse gender, racial, ethnic, national, class and sexual backgrounds live in and engage with the world and how processes of global change shape gender relations locally, nationally and internationally. The certificate is designed for students who wish to understand, analyze and respond to these dramatic global transformations and their impact on women and gender relations, complementing students' majors and interests and preparing them for graduate studies and employment.
This interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate program takes advantage of the research strengths of the department's core and associate faculty and enhances the experience of undergraduate students in any major, including international affairs, political science, history, ethnic studies, geography, English, anthropology, sociology, integrative physiology, environmental studies and many others. Career specialization in international gender and sexuality has grown in both the private and public sectors, including fields such as international development, finance, public health, public policy and education.
For more details including application instructions, visit the Undergraduate Certificate in Global Gender & Sexuality Studies webpage or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Required Courses and Credits
Certificate requirements include 18 credit hours of specified coursework, including 12 credit hours at the upper-division level. A maximum of 6 credit hours transferred from other institutions will be accepted
|Lower-Division Required Course
|Introduction to Global Gender, Race and Sexuality Studies
|Upper-Division Required Courses
|Global Gender Issues
|Gender, Sexuality and Global Health
|Gender and Sexuality in Africa
|Gender and Politics in Latin America
|Topics in Global Gender and Sexuality Studies (AH)
or WGST 3712
|Topics in Global Gender and Sexuality Studies (SS)
|Gender, Genocide and Mass Trauma
|Gender and Indigeneity in Literature and Films of the Americas
|Sex, Power, Politics: International Perspectives
|Gender Politics and Global Activism
|A Global History of Sexuality: The Modern Era
|No more than 3 credit hours
|Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Culture
|Exploring Culture and Gender through Film
|Language, Gender and Sexuality
|Choose from the upper-division requirements listed above as well as the following courses, 6-9 credit hours
|Gender and Development
|Women, Gender & Sexuality in Jewish Texts & Traditions
|Women in Nordic Society: Modern States of Welfare
|American Indian Women
|Women in Islam
|Gender, Sexuality and Culture in the Modern Middle East
|Gender, Race, Sexuality and Global Migration
|Who Runs the World? Sex, Power, and Gender in Geography
|Gender, Race and Immigration in Germany and Europe
|Women in East Asian History
|Women, Gender and War
|Screening Race, Class & Gender in the U.S. and the Global Borderland
|Globalization and Transnational Culture
|Total Credit Hours
Appropriate topics courses offered by other departments and programs—those that deal centrally with issues of gender and/or sexuality in global context—may count for upper division elective credit with the permission of the department's director of undergraduate studies. Students must get the director’s approval beforehand, or credit toward the certificate is not guaranteed.
Education Abroad and CU Global Seminars
Appropriate education abroad courses and CU Global Seminars that deal centrally with issues of gender and/or sexuality in global context may count for lower- or upper-division elective credit with the permission of the department's director of undergraduate studies. Only CU-sponsored education abroad programs and Global Seminars will count as CU credit. Appropriate education abroad courses taken through other accredited study abroad programs may count for elective transfer credit with the permission of the director of undergraduate studies. In all of these cases, students must get the director’s approval beforehand, or credit toward the certificate is not guaranteed.