This graduate certificate is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of gender and sexuality as social constructs and as objects of cultural analysis and critical discourse. By looking at gender and identity from multiple perspectives of literature, history, sociology, politics, science, cultural studies and the arts, the student will gain a deeper understanding of the construction of gender differences in relation to issues of race, ethnicity, class and sexuality, both in national and transnational contexts. Attention will be paid to the relationship between theory and practice, and historical and contemporary feminist theories will be viewed in terms of issues of social justice, gender equality, power and privilege, resistance and transformation, silence and voice, and national and global change.
Program Delivery and Tuition Rate
This certificate program is delivered through online courses and is billed at the non-MBA rate.
Students may begin this 12-credit certificate in the fall, spring or summer terms. The required courses and suggested enrollment sequence are as follows:
|LACS 6095||Seminar in Women's & Gender Studies||3|
|LACS 6115||Feminist Theory||3|
|Two electives (3 cr. each) in topics in women’s and gender studies such as:||6|
|Gender Race & Nation|
|Modern Gender & Sexuality Through Science Fiction Literature|
|Diagnosing Desire: Gender & Medicine in US History|
|Women & Humor|
|American Women Writers|
|British Women Writers|
|Global Feminist Movements|
|Race and Gender in US History since the Civil War|