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Center for Women's and Gender Studies

Wood Building, Room 110
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4896
Email: Dr. Karen Bradley, Director





Women's and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate

The Women's and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate program offers a wide range of courses that will prepare students for a variety of occupations and educate them to be articulate, informed citizens in a global society. 

Enhance Marketability

 

Students with a Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies will find employment in human resource positions, international business and marketing, social services positions, criminal and international justice, and education.  A Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies will be especially beneficial to students who plan to teach in secondary schools or in higher education, as it will enable them to introduce women's and gender perspectives into their course content.

Program Design

 

The student must be admitted to the Graduate School and successfully complete 12 credit hours in order to earn the certificate.  The constituent courses are shown in sequence.  The certificate can be a stand-alone credential or part of a degree program.  Students are strongly encouraged to complete the Women's Studies Minor before applying for the program, but are not required to do so.  Students who complete their undergraduate or graduate studies elsewhere may apply to the program.

Admission to Program

 

To be accepted into this program, a student must have a bachelor's degree with a minimum - overall grade-point average of 2.75.  They must maintain a 3.0 average while in the program.  All students will be required to produce an annotated bibliography in a subfield of women's/gender studies.  In addition, students can choose to take a written essay exam in their women/gender studies subfield, complete final projects, or devote a substantial portion of their theses to women's/gender issues.  Students are encouraged to have at least one of his/her thesis committee members from the Women's and Gender Studies faculty.  For more information contact the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, Wood 110, 660-543-4832 or kelly@ucmo.edu.

 

Required Graduate Courses:

 

Course #
Course Name
Credit Hours
WS 5225* Feminist Scholarship in the Humanities
3
WS 5250* Feminist Scholarship in the Social Sciences
3
WS 5450 Colloquium
3-6

*Students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies must take either WS 5225 or WS 5250.

Graduate Electives:

 

Course #
Course Name
Credit Hours
CJ 4402 Sexual Assault and the Criminal Justice System
3
COMM 4285 Women and Minorities in the Media
3
COMM 4335 Gender Communication
3
ENGL 4560 British Women Writers
3
ENGL 4660 Women Writers of the United States
3
HIST 4310 Women in America
3
HIST 4327 African American Women, Gender and Girlhood
3
HIST 4419 Women in Modern Europe
3
NUR 4030 Human Sexuality
2
PSY 4320 Psychology of Women
2
SOC 4855 Sociology of Gender
3
SOC 4865 Family Diversity
3
WS 4910 Special Projects in Women's Studies
3

Women's Studies Graduate Courses

 

WS 5225 Feminist Scholarship in the Humanities:  Theory and Method (3)  (or WS 5250 Required)  Overview of the three women's liberation movements in the United States; examines mainstream historical revisions and interpretations as well as theory and method.

WS 5250 Feminist Scholarship in the Social Sciences: Theory and Method (3)  (or WS 5225 Required) Exploration of the various feminist theories and methodologies used in the social sciences.

WS 5450 Colloquium in Women's and Gender Studies (1-6) (Required)  Advanced study and class discussions in selected areas of women's studies.  Special area of emphasis will be announced each semester by assigned instructor.  May be repeated as areas change for a maximum of 6 hours.