The graduate Certificate in Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) requires 16 s.h., including a two-course core, several elective courses, and a capstone course (1 s.h.), for which students attend a GWSS conference and present their own research there. Students frequently receive certificate advising from the GWSS director of graduate studies. Graduate students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 3.00 in work for the certificate.
The certificate program is open to University of Iowa graduate students working toward a degree; interested students should contact the GWSS director of graduate studies.
The certificate requires the following course work. Students may not use one course to satisfy more than one certificate requirement.
|GWSS:5000||Foundations for Feminist Inquiry I||3|
|One approved course on theory of gender, women, or sexuality||3|
One elective must have a transnational or international focus, one must focus on diversity in the United States, and one should be concerned with theory of gender, feminism, or sexuality. Students may count up to 6 s.h. of elective credit earned in GWSS courses that are cross-listed with their major department. Courses that are not cross-listed may be counted with permission of the director of graduate studies.
|Elective courses, at least one of which must be numbered 5000 or above||9|
Students must present their own research at a GWSS conference, earning credit for the presentation by registering for the following course.
|GWSS:7400||Graduate Research Conference Presentation||1|