Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies (CERT)
Admission to the graduate certificate in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies is open to any student who has completed a BA or BS degree with a 3.0 overall GPA. Students may pursue the certificate outside the framework of a graduate degree program or in conjunction with a graduate degree program in another University of Louisville department.
Students wishing to pursue the certificate must apply for admission to the Graduate School by:
- Completing the online graduate application and submitting the application fee, and
- Submitting an official transcript reflecting previous degrees earned.
- At least two letters of recommendation.
Students must also send directly to Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies a one-to-two page letter of intent, describing how the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies graduate certificate will further their personal or professional goals.
Students wishing to pursue the graduate certificate in conjunction with a graduate degree program in another University of Louisville department should first apply and be admitted to the degree program before applying for admission to the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies graduate certificate program.
- Students must complete a total of 15 credit hours in courses approved for graduate credit in accordance with the policies of the Graduate School, approved by the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies director of graduate studies.
- One course among the 15 credit hours must be selected from the list of approved Foundation Courses; 12 hours must be WGST electives. Foundation courses may also be used to satisfy electives.
- At least two courses must be at the 600-level.
- Coursework toward the graduate certificate in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies may also count toward the student's graduate degree.
|Required Coursework for the Graduate Certificate in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies|
|Choose one of the following Foundation Courses:||3|
|WGST 556||Feminist Theory||3|
|WGST 604||Community Engaged Research Methods||3|
|WGST 608||Queer Performance||3|
|WGST 611||Transnational Feminism||3|
|WGST 613||U.S. Social Justice Movements of the 20th Century||3|
|WGST 642||African American Women and the History of Reproductive Justice||3|
|WGST 644||Black Lesbian Lives||3|
|Electives in Humanities|
|Gender and Popular Music|
|Language, Race, Class, and Gender|
|Feminist Philosophical Literature|
|Francophone Women Writers|
|Topics in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies: Humanities|
|Women's Personal Narratives|
|The Body in Popular Media|
|Feminism and Science Fiction|
|Health and Social Justice|
|Independent Study: Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies-Humanities|
|Advanced Topics in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies-Humanities|
|Electives in Social Sciences|
|Woman and Sport|
|African American Women and the History of Reproductive Justice|
|Women in Developing Countries|
|Topics in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies: Social Sciences|
|Gender, Race, Work and Welfare|
|Seminar in the Sociology of Disabilities|
|Feminism in Western Civilization|
|Women in the Twentieth Century in Europe and the U.S.|
|History of American Sexualities|
|Women in 19th-Century America|
|Women's Health in Africa|
|Black Women's Voices|
|Southern Women: Black and White|
|Independent Study: Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies-Social Sciences|
|Advanced Topics in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies-Social Sciences|
|Minimum Total Hours||24|