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Garfield Avenue project affects travel on lower campus.

The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018, and the footbridge will be closed from late May to late August in both 2017 and 2018.

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The Women's Studies program at UW-Eau Claire offers one major, one minor, and coordinates teaching, research and scholarship in the field of Women's Studies. This is a unique academic program that incorporates praxis—practice that is informed by theory and gendered analyses. Learning goals for majors in this field include the following:

  • Knowledge of social workings of power, privilege and oppression across human cultures and in human interactions with the natural world.
  • Creative and critical thinking informed by feminist perspectives.
  • Effective communication including feminist language to question and explain oppressions, privilege, and patriarchy.
  • Individual and social responsibility to effect change that promotes social justice.
  • Respect for and understanding of diverse communities and global perspectives.
Women's Studies

See specific details about our majors(M) and minors(m).

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Core courses, 19 credits

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

  • Gender, race and class theory
  • Feminist theory
  • Transnationalism
  • Global feminism
  • Research methodology
  • Social justice practicum

Elective courses, 17 credits

A sampling of elective course topics includes:

  • LGBTQ perspectives
  • Women and violence
  • Women and communication
  • Women and science
  • Women and social science
  • Internship in WMNS

Women's studies minor, 19 credits

A minor in women's studies offers students important interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives in women's lives. It well complements a major in arts and science, business, education, nursing or health services.

View complete requirements and course offerings for the minor

Films touching on power, privilege and protest part of Eau Queer Film Festival

UW-Eau Claire will again host a five-day festival, from Oct. 11-15, 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.

Learn more about Eau Queer
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