Western Kentucky University

Graduate Certificate in Gender and Women's Studies

Graduate Certificate in Gender & Women’s Studies

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GA Description

GA Application

The Graduate Certificate offers graduate students the opportunity to explore links between their chosen field of study and an interdisciplinary approach that addresses women’s experiences and contributions.  All courses are offered online only.

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REQUIREMENTS

  • 15 hours,* as follows:

(*Note: for those seeking university-level accreditation, you may opt for the 18- or 21-hour certificate.)

CORE COURSES (6 HOURS)

 
GWS 545 Feminist Knowledge and Social Change
GWS 555 Global & Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women

Students may take any of the electives listed below, with the following stipulation: only six hours may be taken in the student's primary discipline (excluding GWS courses).  Students should check with the Gender & Women’s Studies Office for an updated list of electives.

ELECTIVES * (9 HOURS)

 
ENG 497G Women’s Literature
ENG 579 Studies in Victorian Literature
FLK 585 Foodways
GWS 535 Roots of Feminism
GWS 565 Black Feminism and the Politics of Community
GWS 575 Justice Gender and Sustainability
GWS 625 Women in Leadership
GWS 630 Feminist Pedagogies
HIST 446G American Legal History
HIST 553 Women & Gender in US History
HIST 555 American Radicals
ICSR 515 Utopias, Dystopias, & Intentional Communities
ICSR 525 Place & the Problem of Healing
PH 464G Women’s Health
PH 565 Public Health Issues in Women's Health
PSY 430G Psychology of Women
SOCL 535 Family Violence
SOCL 546 Gender, Crime, and Justice

* Note: Faculty and students may make recommendations to include other courses at any time. All new courses are reviewed by the Gender & Women’s Studies Curriculum Committee. Students should check with the Gender & Women’s Studies Office for an updated list of electives.

 

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How to apply:

Admission is based on prior academic performance in gender & women's studies or a related area of study (transcripts). Applicants must submit a personal statement of interest and one sample of academic writing no less than 3000 words.

In order to be admitted to this program, students must submit an online application and mail the following required documents to The Graduate School:

  • official copies of your undergraduate transcripts
  • resume
  • statement of purpose

 

Mailing Address:

The Graduate School
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11010
Bowling Green, Ky. 42101-1010

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