Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies

Women contribute to culture and society as both participates and creators. Fort Hays State University offers coursework from diverse academic fields that allows for a theoretically and historically based understanding of the aspirations, accomplishments, and rights of women throughout history. The Women and Gender Studies Certificate program takes the student on a journey of exploration from the Enlightenment era through third-wave feminism. Along the way, students take their own excursions into literature, history, sociology, leadership, communication, nursing, justice studies, and/or psychology. All courses are intentionally designed for males and females, alike. You are invited to take these journeys with us!

Required Courses:

SOC 310  Intro to Women's and Gender Studies 3 hours
SOC 311  Feminist Theory 3 hours
And two courses from two different disciplines:  
COMM 600  Nonverbal Codes 3 hours
ENG 126  Intro. to Lit.: US Ethnic & Gender Lit. 3 hours
ENG 654  Major American Authors: Willa Cather 3 hours
HIST 651  Women in American History 3 hours
JUS 605  Workplace Violence 3 hours
LDRS 420  Women in Leadership 3 hours
MLNG 664  Sem. in Frence Lit.: Women in French Literature 3 hours
NURS 444E  Childbirth Empowerment 3 hours
PSY 350B  Psychology of Gender 3 hours
SOC 140  Introduction to Sociology 3 hours
SOC 343  Sociology of Sex Roles 3 hours
SOC 350  Family Communication 3 hours
SOC 388  Sociology of the Family in America 3 hours
SOC 446  Contemporary Social Movements 3 hours
SOC 466  Sociology of Sexual Behavior 3 hours
SOC 472  Social Inequality 3 hours

Contact Information
Dr. Kate McGonigal
Fort Hays State University
Rarick Hall 233A
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601-4099
Phone: (785) 628-5699
Email: kmcgonig@fhsu.edu
Web: Sociology