The WGS Program at UCM 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. A degree in WGS 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:
an analysis of the intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality, ability, size, and nation.
skillful integration of methods and ideas across many different disciplines.
a commitment to dismantling sexism, racism, classism, and other oppressive practices in our research, teaching, and service to different communities.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of women’s and gender studies degrees in the United States has increased by more than 300% since 1990, and in 2015, there were more than 2,000 degrees conferred. Source: http://college.usatoday.com/2017/03/05/womens-studies-popular/
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. Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2017/03/29/homeless-rates-for-lgbt-teens-are-alarming-heres-how-parents-can-change-that/?utm_term=.d255c41f8823