Coordinator: Dr. Tre Wentling
Ph: (719) 255-8187
Gender and Sexualities Studies seeks to understand sexuality as a social phenomenon, social construct, and identity. Following various threads of both the feminist as well as the LGBTQ rights movements, the burgeoning academic field of Gender and Sexualities Studies has witnessed the development of academic associations and journals, as well as courses and programs at universities across the nation and the globe. As an academic field, Gender and Sexualities Studies adheres to a multi- and inter-disciplinary approach that views sexualities and gender as social identities shaped by oppression and privilege.
The certificate in Gender and Sexualities Studies gives students the intellectual and methodological tools to enable them to play a leadership role in gender and sexuality research, policy, and practice at a broad range of public and private organizations.
Students should apply for the certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies, by completing the online WEST Certificate Declaration form here https://west.uccs.edu/west-certificates and declaring their intention to complete the certificate as soon as possible after completing WEST 1010.
In order to complete the certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies please use the online WEST Certificate Completion form here https://west.uccs.edu/west-certificates. Students are required to submit a transcript and attach a 3-5 page, self-reflective statement evaluating her/his perceptions regarding the knowledge gained in the concentration and implications for future scholarly and professional work. A certificate confirming the student’s completion of the certificate will be emailed to recipients following an audit by the coordinator .
- Independent studies may not be used to earn this certificate.
- All courses be WEST courses or cross-listed with WEST courses.
- A minimum grade of 2.0 (C) is required for each course applied to the certificate
- One course counted toward this certificate may count toward another WEST certificate.