The Graduate Certificate in Gender, Power and Difference provides students with a solid foundation in feminist frameworks that address gender, power, and privilege. The graduate certificate should benefit students interested in feminist epistemologies, research, and pedagogy.

Upon completion, students will demonstrate: 1) knowledge of academic disciplines from feminist and intersectional perspectives and 2) effective understanding of feminist epistemology, methodology, and research. 

Effective Fall 2018

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites. 

Required Courses3
Foundations of Feminist Research
Select at least 6 credits from the following list that focuses on how gender intersects with race, disability, sexuality, sovereignty, sustainability, or other categories of difference:6-9
Race and U.S. Social Movements
Chicana Feminism: Theory and Form
Gender, Violence and Indigenous Peoples
Critical Disability Studies
Psychology of Women, Men, and Gender
Feminist Theories of Discourse
Women and Sustainability
Seminar in Women's Studies
One graduate-level course within major department or program approved by Ethnic Studies advisor0-3
Program Total Credits:12

*This certificate may have courses in common with other graduate certificates. A student may earn more than one certificate, but a given course may be counted only in one certificate.