Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Certificate

Graduate Level Certificate - Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

College of Humanities and Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 12

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23

Notes/Description

  • Students in the program explore links between their chosen field of study and an interdisciplinary approach that addresses questions of gender, race, and class.

  • The certificate is designed for master’s and Ph.D. level students who would like to obtain credentials and interdisciplinary training in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. 

  • The certificate will educate and train graduate students for further research in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and/or will provide an important perspective for those pursuing careers in fields such as social work, psychology, law, advocacy, non-profit administration, and education.

  • At least 6 of the 12 credits required for the certificate must be 500 level or higher.

  • Because not all courses with WGSS content at the graduate level are offered every year, there is no one "core" course. Students should select a core course from the list of approved courses based on the degree they will pursue. Students pursuing degrees in the Humanities should select at least one Social Science course and students pursuing degrees in the Social Sciences should select at least one Humanities course. Students in other degree programs should contact the WGSS Director.

Summary

Course Requirements

12

Total Hours

12


Course Requirements

Code

Title

Hours

Complete four of the following approved courses:

ANTY 427

Anthropology of Gender

3

COMX 447

Rhetorical Construction of Women

3

COMX 449

Rhetoric of Women's Activism

3

HSTA 570

U.S. Women's History

3

SOCI 545

Seminar in Inequality & Social Justice

3

PSYX 430

Counseling Theories in Context

3

SOCI 441

Capstone: Inequality and Social Justice

3

SOCI 443

Sociology of Poverty

3

HSTA 471

Writing Women's Lives

3

WGSS 596

Independent Study

3

WGSS 598

Internship

3

*Please note that many other courses may count for WGSS graduate certificate credit. Please check with the WGSS Director for more information

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C