Feminist Studies (Graduate Certificate)
The Graduate Certificate in Feminist Studies at the University of New Hampshire is designed to provide students with an opportunity to pursue feminist scholarship within a structured, interdisciplinary curriculum. The Graduate Certificate in Feminist Studies can be earned by students enrolled in a Graduate Degree Program, or as a stand-alone certificate for those who have completed their Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution.
The Graduate Certificate in Feminist Studies enables students to develop specific skills for use in their own personal and professional development by providing tools such as feminist theoretical frameworks and an understanding of contemporary feminist activism. The Feminist Studies Graduate Certificate also enables students to conduct research in the areas of critical Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and centrally relies on analyses from such fields as critical race, ethnicity, nationality, class, age, religion, and disability studies.
Faculty in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies will act as advisors to students pursuing the certificate, helping to plan and facilitate an individualized course of study that fulfills student's academic, professional, and research needs. The certificate provides students a concentrated inquiry in advanced Feminist Studies that is supplemental to their disciplinary training, thereby qualifying them for positions requiring such expertise. In addition, it is an added component to graduate studies that informs and enriches careers, activism, and professional networks.
This graduate certificate program requires 4 courses and at least 12 total credits.
|Colloquium in Feminist Studies
|Elective Courses 1
|Select two courses (4 credits total):
|Understanding Culture in Research on Learning and Development
|Critical Social Justice in and Beyond Education
|Special Studies in Literature
|Special Topics in Composition and Rhetoric
|Advanced Topics in Literacy Instruction
|Seminar: Studies in American Literature
|Seminar: Studies in 20th Century British Literature
|Race, Class, Gender, and Families
|Themes in Women's History
|Colloquium (Queer Theory)
|Topics in Management II
|Strategy and Practice of Public Policy
|Topics in Hispanic Literature and Cultural Studies
|Topics in Hispanic Linguistics and Cultural Studies
Students will be advised by the certificate program director and other participating faculty members about which electives might be most appropriate and consistent with their interests and career goals. The list of approved electives affords students opportunities to focus on particular areas of feminist or to seek the acquire additional methodological skills and disciplinary approaches in areas such as policy analysis or economics. Other electives offered by the University of New Hampshire graduate programs may be approved by the Feminist Studies certificate program director.