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2009-2011 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Women’s Studies


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The graduate faculty in Women’s Studies consists of scholars who have earned their doctorates at leading graduate schools and who have decades of experience in activism as well as in academia. The graduate faculty draws on scholars whose appointments are in the Women’s Studies Department and on affiliate faculty housed in many disciplinary departments in the College of Liberal Arts and beyond.

The Women’s Studies Department at UNLV has developed a genuinely interdisciplinary curriculum informed by the most advanced scholarship and by feminist pedagogical principles. Having offered an undergraduate degree program for more than a decade, Women’s Studies now offers a graduate certificate that will allow students to pursue interdisciplinary study in this flourishing field and thereby enhance their educational background and career opportunities. The graduate certificate will systematically add interdisciplinary breadth to the student’s program; develop expertise in women’s studies theory and methodology; offer focused study of the new scholarship on gender in its intersections with race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality; and provide a professional credential to supplement other training. Students will develop sophisticated skills in critical listening, thinking, reading, writing, and speaking. Students will be prepared to engage with a broad variety of human issues by focusing on gendered experiences as they are impacted by social constructions of race, class, and sexuality.

Because we live in a time when the understanding of diversity is recognized as essential to our society, formalized course work in women’s studies at the graduate level will interest two groups of students and potential students. Graduate students enrolled in master’s and doctoral programs throughout the university will find that a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies will enable them to study women and gender in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary ways, complementing their discipline-focused studies in their home departments. Practitioners in the community, such as teachers, nurses, social workers, librarians, managers and administrators of nonprofit and for-profit organizations, constitute a second group for whom in-depth studies of women and gender on the graduate level will enhance both professional endeavors and personal lives. Thus, this graduate program prepares students for careers not only in education at all levels, but in social service work, health services, business, public policy, government, and nongovernmental organizations.

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