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:
- feminist theory
- women’s history, literature and the social and natural sciences
- intercultural research with a focus on women of color
- feminist research and methods
Deadline for Admission: March 1st