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Women Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor

The University of Central Missouri's Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies minor examines gender issues as they relate to various dimensions of personal and political life, including:

  • sexuality
  • race and class
  • business and politics
  • artistic movements
  • law
  • the media, and more
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A degree in Women, Gender, and Sexualtiy Studies equips you with an understanding of today’s diverse and multi-cultural world, an open mind about the challenges of gender difference, and the foundational skills that employers want most.


Our program is unique in that it is also activist and action-oriented, teaching you the skills you need to reach out to your communities and create real change in the world around you. We recognize excellence in research, teaching, and service in three important ways:

  • Intersectionality - an analysis of the intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality, ability, size, and nation.
  • Interdisciplinarity - skillful integration of methods and ideas across many different disciplines.
  • Social Justice - a commitment to dismantling sexism, racism, classism, and other oppressive practices in our research, teaching, and service to different communities

Up to 1.6 million young people experience homelessness in the United States every year. Forty percent of them identify as LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender), according to a 2012 study conducted by the Williams Institute at UCLA Law. It’s estimated that LGBT youth represent about 7 percent of the population, which puts that 40 percent figure into heartbreaking context. **

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Dr. Sarah Ray Rondot
Martin 222
Tel: (660)543-4824
Fax: (660)543-8006


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