Banu Subramaniam Graduate Certificate Program Director

Nancy Patteson
Graduate Certificate Program Coordinator and Advisor

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Course Listings:

Fall 2012/Spring 2012
Fall 2011/Spring 2011
Fall 2010/Spring 2010
Fall 2009/Spring 2009
Fall 2008/Spring 2008
Fall 2007/Spring 2007
Fall 2006/Spring 2006
Fall 2005/Spring 2005
Fall 2004/Spring 2004
Fall 2003/Spring 2003
Fall 2002/Spring 2002
Fall 2001/Spring 2001
Fall 2000/Spring 2000
Fall 1999/Spring 1999

Fall 1998/Spring 1998
Fall 1997/Spring 1997

This interdisciplinary program is designed for students enrolled in a disciplinary master's or doctoral degree granting program. The purpose of the Certificate is to enable students interested in feminist scholarship to pursue a coherent, integrated curriculum in the field and to credential them as knowledgeable in Feminist Studies, thus qualifying them for positions requiring such expertise. Further, students completing the certificate will have the opportunity to bring a feminist perspective to bear on the practices and ideas of their own discipline, thereby increasing the body of feminist theory and research.

The curriculum is designed to ground students in the evolving tradition of feminist scholarship while supporting them as they utilize feminist perspectives within their own fields of study. The certificate emphasizes the development of theoretical perspectives, research and analytical skills from an integrative perspective (the interaction of race, class, gender and sexuality in a national and/or global perspective). Specifically the certificate seeks to enable its students to acquire skills and competencies in four general areas:

  1. feminist theory
  2. women’s history, literature and the social and natural sciences
  3. intercultural research with a focus on women of color
  4. feminist research and methods

Deadline for Admission: March 1st
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