Master of Arts Program
Graduate students interested in simultaneously completing the Women's and Gender Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and the M.A. in English choose the Minor Field Plan.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Women's and Gender Studies
The Women's and Gender Studies Program offers a program of study leading to a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in women's and gender studies that prepares graduates for interdisciplinary teaching; careers in nonprofit, governmental, and corporate venues; and entry into professional degree programs in such fields as law, child development, and public health. The program combines core courses, elective courses, independent study, and/or internship integrating theory and practice.
In addition to the application materials required by The Graduate School, applicants must submit a statement of goals describing how their previous study and experience have prepared them for the certificate program and specifically how their academic/professional goals may be advanced through study in WGS. No test scores (GRE, MAT) are required; however, if applying for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate along with another degree program, please refer to the degree granting department for admission test requirements. Candidates may present a baccalaureate degree in any field.
Requirements for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Fifteen (15) hours must be successfully completed during five academic years to earn the certificate. At least 9 hours of course work must be at the 600 level or above. Courses fulfulling the certificate program may be used to meet the requirements in a degree program according with the policies of The Graduate School.
Curriculum requirements consist of a core course (3 hours), either an internship (3 hours) or independent study (3 hours), and a minimum of 9 hours of electives. Students enrolled in a graduate degree program must take at least 3 hours of course work (exclusive of the internship) outside the degree-granting department.
Required Core Course (3 hours)
WGS 650 Feminist Theory: Interesections of Gender, Race, and Class (3)
The following courses may be taken in substitution for WGS 650 with permission of the advisor. These may also serve as electives.
WGS 651 Feminist Research Analysis (3) (with permission of the instructor)
CST 659 Communication and Gendered Communities (3)
ELC 678 Feminist Theories and Education (3)
ELC 680 Transnational and Postcolonial Feminist Perspectives (3)
ENG 531 Feminist Theory and Women Writers (3)
ENG 688 Women's Rhetoric and Feminist Pedagogy (3)
HDF 624 Feminist Theory and Research Methodologies (3)
Internship or Independent Study (3 hours)
Students must take either:
WGS 600 Independent Study (3)
WGS 601 Women's and Gender Studies Internship (3)
Electives (9 hours)
Minimum of 9 hours chosen from courses as approved by the advisor and the chair of the Women's and Gender Studies Graduate Program Committee.
Additional information can be found on the UNCG Women's and Gender Studies Program page.