Catalog 2010-2012

Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies

The Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies is offered by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts* and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The Graduate Certificate in Women=s and Gender Studies (WGS) provides students the opportunity to be exposed to the rapidly expanding interdisciplinary scholarship on women=s and gender studies.  This program is designed for students currently enrolled in a graduate program at UNI who are seeking a graduate degree in any discipline. 

The WGS graduate certificate requires 12 credit hours, which must be successfully completed during a five year period to earn the certificate.  At least nine hours have to be completed at UNI and at least six of the 12 hours have to be at the 200/6000-level.  Courses fulfilling the certificate program may be used to meet the requirements in a degree program in accordance with the policies of the Graduate College.

Curriculum requirements consist of one core course and a minimum of nine credit hours of electives.  Students must take at least six credit hours of elective course work outside the degree-granting program.  Students may petition the Director of WGS to add a relevant course.

For more information, contact the Women's and Gender Studies office, Baker 170, 319-273-7102, or

*Plans are in progress to consolidate the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the College of Natural Sciences by June 30, 2011.


English Language and Literature: 620:206 or

Philosophy: 650:250 or

Humanities: 680:289 or

Sociology: 980:171 .....3 hours

Electives: .....9 hours

(Must choose one course from the Social Sciences Category A, one course from the Humanities Category B, and one course from either A, B, or the Experimental Category C.)

Category A: Social Sciences

Educational Psychology: 200:188.

Design, Textiles, Gerontology, & Family Studies: 31F:145, 31T:114.

Health Promotion: 410:128, 410:162.

Political Science: 942:142.

History: 961:146, 963:161.

Sociology: 980:131, 980:135, 980:171.

Category B: Humanities

Communication Studies: 48C:108, 48C:113, 48C:153.

English Language and Literature: 620:128, 620:206.

World Religions: 640:162, 640:168.

Philosophy: 650:151, 650:250.

Humanities: 680:160, 680:289.

Category C: Experimental

Social Science: 900:195 (3 hrs.).

Practicum that has a gender-focus and is advised by a WGS faculty member.

12 hours