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A graduate certificate in Women’s Studies allows students to ground a range of studies in gender, human rights, and social justice. This focused specialization merges easily with a range of graduate studies throughout the university. Students gain a solid foundation in theories, methodologies, and practices that provide a strong preparation for a range of careers.
Women’s Studies prepares students to contribute to a variety of fields—as advocates for justice, human rights, and equality
We offer distinct opportunities to get involved in organizations through internships, service-learning, and professional development series
Our department is supported by an active Friends of Women’s Studies organization that provides three scholarships, a range of events, and networking opportunities
Women’s Studies graduates work in a range of fields—from social work, to law, to education, and international development. This department allows students to learn theories of social justice and apply them to benefit not only women and girls, yet a range of contexts where graduates can promote equality and human rights
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A study of the renaissance in feminist thought since the 1960s through close readings of key documents and texts. The course covers a variety of feminist perspectives as expressed in both theory and practice. |This is a writing intensive course.) Prerequisites: WMST 201S or WMST 302W and a grade of C or better in ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C.
The advanced study of selected topics that permit small groups of qualified students to work on subjects of mutual interest under the direction of an instructor. Courses may not be offered regularly; when offered, courses appear in the course schedule and are more fully described in information distributed to advisors.
This course explores the ethics, practice, and multiple forms of conducting feminist research. Narrative research methods are practiced through hands-on oral herstory assignments. Throughout the course, the process of knowledge construction is interrogated from a feminist perspective.
Students entering the Certificate program in Women's Studies should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
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