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2010-2011 Denver Campus Catalog 
2010-2011 Denver Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s and Gender Studies

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Co-Directors: Marjorie Levine-Clark (History), Gillian Silverman (English), Margaret Woodhull (Humanities and Social Sciences)
Office: KC 558
Telephone: 303-556-2896
Fax: 303-556-6037

Associated Faculty

Joanne Addison (English)
Brenda J. Allen (Communication)
Elizabeth Allen (Psychology)
Sharon Araji (Sociology)
Laura Argys (Economics)
Pompa Banerjee (English)
Myra Bookman (Humanities and Social Sciences)
Michelle Comstock (English)
Mary Coussons-Read (Psychology)
Jennifer Davis (English)
Candan Duran-Aydintug (Sociology)
Paula Espinoza (Ethnic Studies)
Jana Everett (Political Science)
Sonja Foss (Communication)
Andrea Haar (Sociology)
Rachel Harding (Ethnic Studies)
Pamela Laird (History)
Donna Langston (Ethnic Studies)
Myra Rich (History)
Candice Shelby (Philosophy)
Maria Talero (Philosophy)
Cate Wiley (English)


Women’s and gender studies (WGST) is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the centrality of gender and sexuality to understanding our past and present worlds. Students and faculty probe assumptions about men and women and question structures of inequality as they play out in local and global contexts. Through a study of gender and sexuality, we expand our thinking about other relations of power, such as race, class, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability. WGST fosters connections with the local community and promotes advocacy of human rights and social justice.

Undergraduate Studies



Individually Structured Major

Students interested in a major in women’s and gender studies may develop one through the individually structured major (ISM). The ISM is an interdisciplinary major based on an individual contract rather than a preset list of courses. By choosing an ISM, students can pursue their interests in WGST across a variety of departments. For more information on an ISM in women’s and gender studies, contact Marjorie Levine-Clark, and see the individually structured major  section of this catalog.

Graduate Studies

At the graduate level, students may pursue women’s and gender studies as a track in the master of social science degree program  . Students learn to think critically about the condition of women and the role of gender in both historical and contemporary experience. Course work focuses on conceptual models for understanding women and gender, such as feminist, queer, post-colonial and race theories as they operate through culture, language, politics, visual representation and history. For more information, contact Myra Bookman or Margaret Woodhull.

The master of social science program also offers a certificate in women’s studies for students pursuing master’s degrees in departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For details, contact Myra Bookman or Margaret Woodhull.


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