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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women's Studies


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Faculty Associates

Kristen Myers, associate professor of sociology, Ph.D., director
Elvia Arriola, professor of law, J.D.
Sinclair Bell, assistant professor of art history, Ph.D.
Alexandra G. Bennett, associate professor of English, Ph.D.
Sarah Blue, assistant professor of geography, Ph.D.
Georgia Brown, instructor of computer science, M.S.
Barbara Burrell, associate professor of political science, Ph.D.
Kathryn A. Cady, assistant professor of communication, Ph.D.
Louise Ciallella, associate professor of foreign languages and literatures, Ph.D.
Cassandra Crawford, assistant professor of sociology, Ph.D.
Deborah De Rosa, associate professor of English, Ph.D.
Kerry Ferris, assistant professor of sociology, Ph.D.
Reva Freedman, associate professor of computer science, Ph.D.
Beth Gaillard, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Ph.D.
Valerie Garver, assistant professor of history, Ph.D.
LaVerne Gyant, Center for Black Studies, Ed.D.
Rebecca Hannagan, assistant professor of political science, Ph.D.
Amy K. Levin, professor of English, Ph.D.
Amanda Littauer, assistant professor of history, Ph.D.
Lichuan Liu, assistant professor of electrical engineering, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Miller, associate professor of family, consumer, and nutrition sciences, Ph.D.
Robin Moreman, associate professor of sociology, Ph.D.
Nina Mounts, associate professor of psychology, Ph.D.
Helen Nagata, assistant professor of art history, Ph.D.
Lynn Neeley, professor of management, Ph.D.
Emily Prieto, Latino Resource Center, Ph.D.
Patricia Rickett, instructor of English, M.A.
Lesley S. Rigg, associate professor of geography, Ph.D.
Amy Rose, professor of adult and higher education, Ed.D.
Linda Saborio, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures, Ph.D.
Brian Sandberg, assistant professor of history, Ph.D.
Krissi Staikidis, assistant professor of art education, Ed.D.
Diana Swanson, associate professor of English, Ph.D.,
Sharon Sytsma, associate professor of English, Ph.D.
Mariam van Mersbergen, assistant professor of speech-language pathology, Ph.D.
Carol Walther, assistant professor of sociology, Ph.D.
Corrine Wickens, assistant professor of literacy education, Ph.D.
Kerith Woodyard, assistant professor of communication, Ph.D.
 

Certificate of Graduate Study

Women’s studies is an interdisciplinary program which fosters research and teaching related to gender. Course work leading to the certificate of graduate study in women’s studies permits study of gender and its significance through a systematic engagement with feminist theory and criticism, research methods, and scholarship and results in recognition of that study on the student’s transcript. Since the Women’s Studies Program is not a degree-offering unit, all graduate degrees are obtained through the student’s major department, whose special requirements must be met. The certificate is available to students in good standing in any graduate program in the university. Students-at-large in good standing may also pursue the certificate. Faculty who regularly teach courses which contribute to the certificate or participate in the core courses come from a variety of departments.

A student who wishes to pursue this certificate should consult early in graduate studies with both her or his major department faculty adviser and the women’s studies director. Students may earn transcript credit for the certificate by completing 12 hours in courses approved by the director of the Women’s Studies Program, including the two required interdisciplinary core courses. For the other 6 required hours, in addition to the approved electives listed below, any graduate-level special topics course or directed study focused on gender may be counted toward the certificate with the approval of the director of women’s studies. Students may enroll in internships combining their professional interests with their preparation in women’s studies.

Students interested in pursuing this certificate are advised to consult with the director of women’s studies as early as possible in their graduate program to determine the program of courses to be used toward the certificate.

Requirements (12)


Independent study and topics courses in a variety of departments may meet the certificate requirements, with the approval of the director of the women’s studies program, when substantial treatment of women’s studies is included in the course.

Two of the following (6)


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