Women and Gender Studies
The Women and Gender Studies certificate allows students to accumulate 14 graduate credits in a field that not only augments nearly every other humanities, social sciences, and human development discipline, but also helps participants research and think critically about important social issues, including the social construction of gender, privilege and oppression, intersectionality, and feminist praxis.
The certificate program meets the needs of graduate students interested in a wide variety of careers that require them to be well-rounded citizens and critical thinkers by 1) requiring research concerning under-represented and under-studied populations; 2) encouraging feminist praxis by requiring students to participate in professional development activities; and 3) educating students through course material and experiences related to topics, issues, theories, methods, and/or research about women and gender.
Course requirements for the graduate certificate in Women & Gender Studies will build upon existing graduate curriculum, most of which are accessible to all disciplines. This program requires 9 credit hours of coursework; 1 credit hour of professional development; a research component worth 1 credit hour; and community project or grant application worth 3 credit hours, for a total of 14 credit hours.
|Language and Expressive Culture (Coursework)|
|Social, Cultural and Political Dimensions of Schools|
|Politics and Policy Analysis in Education|
|Social and Regional Varieties of English|
|Literacy, Culture and Identity|
|Researching and Writing Grants and Proposal|
|Developmental Concepts and Theories|
|Social and Emotional Development Across the Lifespan|
|Issues and Theories in Family Science|
|Advanced Quantitative Methods in Developmental Science|
|Contemporary Grant Writing|
|Women in American History|
|Public Health Management and Policy|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health|
|Cultural Competence Health Care|
|Sociology of Gender|
|Sociology Of The Family|
|Feminist Theory and Discourse|