WGSS Majors + Minors

Advocates in the making

The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at UW-Eau Claire offers one major, one minor, one WGSS certificate, and an LGBTQ certificate. This is a unique academic program that incorporates praxis—practice that is informed by theory and gendered analyses. Program outcomes include the following:

  • Students will explain the social workings of power, privilege and oppression across a range of cultures and experiences.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of a range of feminist, queer, and critical race theories and methodologies.
  • Students will show appreciation and understanding of diverse communities in the United States.
  • Students will show appreciation and understanding of transnational perspectives.
  • Students will effect change that promotes social justice.

 

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Major: Core courses
18 credits

The required courses in WGSS are a range of topics including:

  • 100 Intro to WGSS
  • 200 Introduction to Feminist Theories
  • 250 Feminist Research Methodologies
  • 335 Transnational/Global Feminisms
  • 490 Feminist Analysis and Practices: Interdisciplinary Themes
  • 496 Capstone: Social Justice Practicum

 Major: Elective courses
18 credits

18 credits of electives must be earned in WGSS courses or courses cross-listed with WGSS.

Minor:  Core Courses
18 credits

The required courses in WGSS are a range of topics including:

  • 100 Intro to WGSS
  • 200 Introduction to Feminist Theories
  • 250 Feminist Research Methodologies
  • 335 Transnational/Global Feminisms
  • 490 Feminist Analysis and Practices: Interdisciplinary Themes
  • 496 Capstone: Social Justice Practicum

Minor: Elective courses
6 credits

6 credits of electives must be earned in WGSS courses or courses cross-listed with WGSS. 

Academic Program Sheet
4 year Sample Degree Plan
View complete requirements and course offerings for the WGSS program.

 

UW-Eau Claire students (from left) Devin Dawson, Cece Lewis, Carter Kha, Sierra Lomo and Richard Yang attend a screening at the Castro Theatre during the Frameline International LGBTQ Film Festival in San Francisco.

Power, privilege and protest

UW-Eau Claire will again host a five-day festival that celebrates the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and asexual communities through the screening and discussion of a number of powerful films.

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