The Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies offers an advanced program of study grounded in contemporary issues and current scholarship. The Gender Studies program is designed to serve students who are preparing for further graduate study, students who are preparing for professional careers, and students who are already working professionals.
The program can be completed on its own or combined with the Masters programs in English or Counseling. A Graduate Bulletin and application can be obtained online from the Graduate Studies website:
http://graduate.pages.tcnj.edu Students already enrolled in either Masters program can add the Gender Certificate by picking up an application to “Add/Remove Graduate Certificate Endorsement” at the Records and Registration office in Green Hall.
Five courses are required: two core courses and three electives.
Students have three options for covering the core requirements.
Students take both of the following courses:
WGST 510 Feminist Theories
WGST 520 Gender Equity in the Classroom
Students take either WGST 510 or WGST 520 and one WGST 670 Topics course.
Students who have taken Feminist Theories as undergraduates and have either taken Gender Equity in the Classroom as undergraduates or are not preparing for careers in education may take two different WGST 670 Topics courses.
Students choose three additional courses. Students enrolled in the Gender Studies certificate alone choose among additional WGST 670 courses, ENGL courses that are approved for the program, or COUN 560 Counseling Girls and Women and COUN 561 Counseling Boys and Men.
Students in the English graduate program choose three ENGL courses that have Gender as a central category of analysis.
Students in Counselor Education Master’s programs take COUN 560 Counseling Girls and Women, COUN 561 Counseling Boys and Men, and COUN 698 Department Project in Counseling (with an individualized project focused on gender and/or sexuality).
WGST 510 Feminist Theories – Offered Fall and Spring.
WGST 520 Gender Equity in the Classroom – Offered Fall and Spring.
WGST 670 Topics in Gender Studies – offered Fall and Spring by special arrangement.
The following courses can be taken as WGS 670 courses. See course descriptions at https://wgs.tcnj.edu/courses/undergraduate-course-information/ To arrange to take one of these courses as a graduate course, contact the WGSS chair, Janet Gray firstname.lastname@example.org.
WGS 303/HIS 384 Women in the 20th Century U.S.
WGS 365/AAS 375 Black Feminist thought