Gender Studies courses uphold a strong reputation for student-centered, lively, and supportive classroom experiences and are open to all students.
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Gender Studies draws on the rich body of interdisciplinary scholarship to investigate emerging theories and research on women, men, and gender fluidity as they intersect with race, class, culture, sex, policy, institutions, and human interactions. Faculty are dedicated to the promotion of the exchange of knowledge among people of different genders, classes, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and cultural conditions. The certificate is available as a standalone program or is also available in the Online Bachelor of Liberal Studies.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Gender Studies requires a minimum 18 hours in gender studies courses, of which at least 3 courses must be:
- Introduction to Gender Studies
- GS 3033 Sexuality and Gender Theory or other 3000-5000 level course in feminist or gender theory
- Capstone Experience: Students must complete a final research project or practicum. The Capstone requirement may be satisfied by Independent Study in Gender Studies, Internship in Gender Studies, or by a 4000-level Gender Studies course or other 4000-level seminar where student completes a final research and writing project that focuses on gender studies.
The remaining nine hours may be cross-listed courses or Gender Studies electives from various disciplines.
What UMSL Arts & Sciences has to offer
The College of Arts and Sciences at UMSL creates the next poets, conservation biologists, symphony soloists, psychological scientists, historians, criminologists, chemists, sculptors, painters, communicators, space explorers and speakers of French, German, Japanese and Spanish. With nearly 4,000 undergraduate students, 800 graduate students and 450 faculty, it’s the largest college and academic backbone of the university.
Supporting the university’s mission, the college provides a diverse student body access to an affordable, quality education with expert faculty. A strong focus on research and scholarship has students exploring the latest thought and theory, while giving them access to ground-breaking studies through undergraduate and graduate research opportunities. Emphasis on the arts and sciences working in communion leads to graduates with a holistic understanding of their fields, creating the best scholars for academia and professionals for the world.
The College of Arts and Sciences consists of some 275 full-time faculty members in 18 departments and is home to the School of Fine and Performing Arts. The college offers a wide range of degree programs in areas such as Anthropology, Art and Design, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Communication and Media, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Languages and Cultural Studies, History, Mathematics and Computer Science, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychological Sciences, Sociology, and Theatre and Cinema Arts.
For more on the College Arts & Sciences, visit http://www.umsl.edu/divisions/artscience/.