Gender Studies :: Welcome

Become an Advocate for Equality

The College of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts currently offers students the opportunity to earn an undergraduate minor or a graduate certificate in gender studies. You will gain the vocabulary to discuss a variety of topics related to gender, women’s studies and sexuality taught by faculty from various disciplines across campus.

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Gender Studies :: Welcome from the Department Head

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Welcome from the Department Head

Welcome to the A&M-Commerce gender studies program. Gender studies allows students to explore the issues that shape and define social understandings of masculinity, femininity and sexuality in their contemporary, historical and global contexts.

Gender studies students learn to assess critically the assumptions about gender that shape societies, define relationships and create social inequalities. Students are pushed to develop analytical and research skills and to apply those skills by developing a conscious awareness of the fundamental characteristics of modern life. Through this process, students gain the self-awareness, confidence and compassion that are essential for success in the workplace and in all social interactions.

The gender studies program is an interdisciplinary program that draws courses from across the university and complements any major or field of study. Undergraduates can earn a Minor in Gender Studies while graduate students can pursue a Minor in Gender Studies and/or a Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies.

Dr. Sharon Kowalsky
Department Head and Associate Professor
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Gender Studies :: Programs


Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate and Minor

The Graduate Minor and Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies provide the opportunity for students to focus on the interdisciplinary study of issues that shape and define our understandings of masculinity, femininity and sexuality. The study of gender enhances knowledge of the global world historically and across cultures.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online

1 to 1.5 Years

Foreign Language

No Foreign Language Requirement

Delivery Blended (50-85% Online), Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

12 Hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Gender Studies :: Meet our Faculty and Staff

Meet our Faculty

Program Director

Gender Studies Advisory Board

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Gender Studies :: Contact

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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