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Graduate Studies

The Women, Gender & Sexuality program is pleased to announce the new Graduate Certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality, effective August 1, 2018. The interdisciplinary WGS certificate is intended as additional study for graduate students who are concurrently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program in another discipline at the University of Tennessee.

Students must be admitted to the certificate program prior to completing six credit hours toward the certificate. Students will select their coursework in conjunction with the WGS program chair, who must approve each student’s program. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average throughout the program. Please contact Rachel Golden, WGS chair, for further information.

Click here to apply to the WGS Graduate Certificate.

Outline of the WGS Certificate

I. Six (6) credits chosen from:

  • ENGL/WGS 422 - Women Writers in Britain
  • FREN 433 - French and Francophone Women Writers
  • MUCO/WGS 412 - Gender, Performance Art and the Avant Garde
  • MUCO 586 - Topics in Opera
  • PSYC 434 - Psychology of Gender
  • SOCI 453 - Gender and Crime
  • AFST/WGS 484 - African-American Women in American Society
  • or special topics courses as approved by the WGS chair

II. An additional 3 credits chosen from

  • ENGL/WGS 422 - Women Writers in Britain
  • FREN 433 - French and Francophone Women Writers.
  • GERM 416 - Berlin Culture and History: Social Justice and the Global City
  • HIST 517 - Classic and Contemporary Readings in African-American History
  • MFLL 584 - Modern Theory and Criticism
  • MUCO/WGS 412 - Gender, Performance Art and the Avant Garde
  • MUCO/AFST 413 - Music and the African Diaspora
  • MUCO 586 - Topics in Opera
  • PSYC 434 - Psychology of Gender
  • PSYC 435 - Multicultural Psychology
  • PSYC 675 - Advanced Group Methods: Intergroup Dialogue
  • SOCI 453 - Gender and Crime
  • SOCI 621 - Sociological Theory II
  • SOCI 640 - Discourse Analysis
  • SOC 656 - Contemporary Critical Criminologies
  • AFST/WGS 484 - African-American Women in American Society
  • or special topics courses as approved by the WGS chair

III. Three (3) credits of WGS 593, to be completed under the supervision of a member of the WGS Steering Committee, or another faculty member approved by the WGS Chair.

Normally this will involve a capstone experience that consists of a thoughtful creation of a course syllabus, a teaching philosophy, and a public presentation pertaining to WGS and the student’s home discipline.

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