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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Certificate


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College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences  >Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program  >Women’s Studies Interdisciplinary Certificate

Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies is a nine (9) credit interdisciplinary concentration open to students in all UH graduate and professional degree programs. The Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies adds interdisciplinary breadth to a student’s course of study while increasing the depth and coherence of students’ work on women and gender within their primary fields. Given the growing importance of women and gender issues in both scholarship and social policy, many students find this formal recognition of their work in Women’s Studies to be a valuable credential in both academic and non-academic job markets. Students who have earned or are pursuing the Graduate Certificate also receive first consideration for Women’s Studies graduate fellowships and assistantships.

Explanation of Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies is a 9-credit interdisciplinary concentration open to students in all UH graduate, professional degree, and post-baccalaureate programs.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate include three (3) Women’s Studies graduate courses (9 credit hours):

  • Required core course: WOST 6301 - Feminist Theory and Methodology  
  • Two (2) cross-listed courses, one of which must be from outside the student’s home department.

Students may petition to substitute for one of the cross-listed courses one of the following options:

  • Taking a graduate course that is not cross-listed but in which they can focus their individual work (e.g. research paper) on women, gender, or feminist theory. Such a course must be taught by an affiliated Women’s Studies faculty member who will certify that the student’s work in the course satisfies women’s studies requirements.
  • Taking an undergraduate course cross-listed in Women’s Studies for graduate credit. Additional requirements will be determined by the instructor in accordance with university policy.

How to Apply for the Certificate Individuals interested in the Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies can fill out the online application available on the

WGSS web page

.

Why Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies adds interdisciplinary breadth to a student’s course of study while increasing the depth and coherence of students’ work on women and gender within their primary fields.

Given the growing importance of women and gender issues in both scholarship and social policy, many students find this formal recognition of their work in Women’s Studies to be a valuable credential in both academic and non-academic job markets.

Students who have earned or are pursuing the Graduate Certificate also receive first consideration for Women’s Studies graduate fellowships and assistantships. There are also opportunities to take advantage of essay contests. The fellowships, contests and assistanships process begins spring semester and awards are made in May.

In addition graduate students are notified of Women’s Studies events–speakers, panels, the Living Archive series, etc.

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