College of Liberal Arts


Graduate Programs

Women's and Gender Studies Master's Program (M.S.)

Degree Requirements

The M.S. In Women's Studies requires 36 units.

Required Courses (9 units)

 

a. Women's Studies Theory Courses (6 units)
WMST 603
The Diversity of Women (3)
WMST 607
Advanced Feminist Theory (3)
b. Women's Studies Skills Courses (3 units)
WMST 609
Applied Research Methods and Skills I (3)

 

Concentration Courses (21 units)
  1. Women's Studies required course (refer to "a" below in selected concentration): WMST 605, WMST 611 OR WMST 613
  2. AND

  3. One additional course from the approved short concentration list.
    AND
  4. Electives chosen from an approved list in consultation with an adviser (refer to "Electives" below in selected concentration). This must include at least one Women's Studies course other than the one selected in (2) above, and is to be drawn from the following: WMST 601, WMST 605, WMST 611, WMST 613, WMST 620 or WMST 670-679 (15 units).
  5. Note: The following Graduate Certificate programs may fit into this degree with some additional course work:

    Clinician-Administrator
    Environmental Science
    Family-Professional Collaboration Management and Leadership Development Strategic Public Relations and
    Integrated Communications

    Note: Graduate students are allowed up to 9 units of 500 level course work.

Final Project - Thesis, Internship or "Two-Course Option with Portfolio" (6 units)


Students much take 6 units in one of the following:

 

I.
WMST 796 Internship (6)
II.
WMST 897, over 2 terms, Thesis (6)
OR
  WMST 898 (3 units, over 2 terms and WMST 899 Thesis Continuum (1), if needed
III.
Two additional courses, Portfolio and Essay (6)

 

Two Course Option Requirements:

Six units of additional course work beyond 30 units, for a total of 36 units of course work; compilation of a portfolio of student's course work; 10-15 page reflective essay on the port- folio. (Complete requirements for the portfolio and essay, deadlines for its completion and details on the evaluation process are in "Guidelines for Portfolio Review" in the Women's Studies Graduate Student Hand- book.)

NOTE: Students selecting this option must meet with their advisers to consult on the selec- tion of the two (2) additional courses and the rationale for their selection. They must also sign a declaration form for this option.

Women's Studies Concentrations

1. Women, Health and Sexuality

Required Courses (9 units)

WMST 603
The Diversity of Women (3)
WMST 607
Advanced Feminist Theory (3)
WMST 609
Applied Research Methods and Skills (3)

 

Concentration Courses (6 units):

WMST 613
Women and Health (3)
and one of the following:
HLTH 633
Health Care Systems (3)
HLTH 645
Health Care Policy (3)
WMST 536
Women and Medicine (3)
WMST 538
Women and Sexuality (3)
WMST 545
Women, Health and Environment (3)
WMST 581
The Erotic Imagination in Christianity and Hinduism (3)
WMST 670
Women's Health Care Policy (3)

 

Electives (15 units):
Selected from the following approved list:

HCMN 541
Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Administration (3)
HIST 526
Gays and Lesbians in U.S. History (3)
HLTH 615
Community Health (3)
HLTH 633
Health Care Systems (3)*
HLTH 645
Health Care Policy (3)*
PHIL 561
Biomedical Ethics (3)
PSYC 547
Sex Differences: Psychological Perspectives (3)
PSYC 557
Gender Identity in Transition (3)
PSYC 610
Advanced Psychology of Aging (3)
PSYC 667
Psychosocial Aspects of Disability (3)
SOCI 535
Medical Sociology (3)
SOCI 550
Sociology of Aging (3)
SOCI 551
Deviant Behavior (3)

* if not selected as a required course.

 

2. Women in an International Context

Required Courses (9 units):

WMST 603
The Diversity of Women (3)
WMST 607
Advanced Feminist Theory (3)
WMST 609
Applied Research Methods and Skils (3)

 

Concentration Courses (6 units):

WMST 605
Women in an International Context (3)
and one of the following:
ANTH 521
Gender in Cross-Cultural Peerspective (3)
ANTH 568
Globalization in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)
WMST 545
Women, Environment and Health (3)
WMST 570
Women's Spiritual Practices (3)
WMST 581
The Erotic Imagination in Christianity and Hinduism (3)
WMST 673
Women and Conservative Religious Movements (3)

 

Electives (15 units)
Selected from the following approved list:

ANTH 521
Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective (3)*
ANTH 553

Latinas in the Americas (3)

ANTH 567
Peoples of the Middle East (3)
ANTH 568
Globalization in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)*
ANTH 569
Tradition and Revolution in Latin American Society (3)
HIST 506
Life Histories of African Women (3)
HIST 511
History of Modern Southeast Asia (3)
HIST 586
Europe in the 3rd World: Colonization to Crisis (3)
HIST 599
The Making of the Modern Middle East (3)
HIST 607
Latin America and the U.S. (3)
POSC 503
Theory of International Politics (3)
POSC 507
Contemporary International Politics (3)

* if not selected as a required course.

 

3. Women, Leadership and Public Policy

Required Courses (9 units):

WMST 603
The Diversity of Women (3)
WMST 607
Advanced Feminist Theory (3)
WMST 609
Applied Research Methods and Skills (3)

 

Concentration Courses (6 units):

WMST 611
Women, Public Policy and Social Change (3)
and one from among the following:
WMST 570
Women's Spiritual Practices (3)
WMST 601
Women and Gender in the Workplace (3)
WMST 670
Women, Gender and Conflict Resolution (3)
WMST 673
Women and Conservative Religious Movements (3)

 

Electives (15 units)
Selected from the following approved list:

HIST 506
Women in 20th Century U.S. History (3)
HIST 558
Workers and Work in the United States (3)
HLTH 645
Health Care Policy (3)
HRD 606
Organization Behavior (3)
HRD 640
Leadership Theory and Practice (3)*
HRD 644
Group Dynamics and Team-Building (3)
MGMT 601
Administrative Theory and Practice (30
POSC 505
Urban Government and Politics (3)
POSC 550
Interest Groups and Public Policy (3)
POSC 558
Topics in Public Policy (3)
POSC 581
Seminar: Public Policy (3)
SOCI 531
Deviance and Organization (3)
SOCI 551
Deviant Behavior (3)*
SOCI 557
Social Welfare (3)

 

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