Undergraduate Certificates

The WGSS Program offers two undergraduate certificates programs: the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Certificate, and the LGBTQ Studies Certificate.  Information about both certificate programs is available at the WGSS Program offices, 31 S. Court St.  Please go the Advising page on this web site, or contact the WGSS advisor, Lynette Peck, for more information.:

The LGBTQ Studies Certificate:

The LGBTQ Studies Certificate (CTWGSQ) is an interdisciplinary program of study through which students explore historical, sociocultural, and political issues central to sexuality studies through a variety of lenses, including queer theory.  Students learn to think critically about sexuality as it intersects with gender, race, class, and other socially significant categories. Administered through the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the certificate offers research and internship opportunities, and students may choose from a range of course offerings across different disciplines. It is open to all Ohio University undergraduates.

Requirements:

Part I--Core (9 credit hours):

Complete 3 courses.

WGSS 2200:  Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
WGSS 4601:  Queer Theory
WGSS 4820:  Capstone in LGBTQ Studies

Part II--Elective (9 credit hours):

Complete 3 courses.

ENG 3260:  Lesbian and Gay Literature
ENG 3270:  Queer Rhetorics and Writing
POLS 4190:  Gay and Lesbian Politics
POLS 4210:  Politics of Law and Sexuality
POLS 4740:  Sexuality and Queer Theories
WGSS 3200:  Sexual Revolutions
WGSS 3910:  Internship
WGSS 4600:  Gender, Sexuality, and Culture
WGSS 4930:  Independent Reading (offered at instructor's discretion)
 

The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Certificate:

The undergraduate certificate in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (CTWGSS) offers students an opportunity to engage in a rich academic program that addresses gender and and sexuality and their intersection with race, class, and other aspects of diversity.  The certificate is comparable to a minor in that it requires about the same number of credit hours.  The advantage of the certificate is that it is interdisciplinary, allowing students to study issues relating to gender from a variety of perspectives.  As such, it provides an excellent complement to the wide variety of undergraduate majors available at Ohio University. 

Requirements:

Part I--Core (12 credit hours):

Complete 4 courses.

WGSS 1000 Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
WGSS 2000 Issues in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
WGSS 3500 Feminist Theory
WGSS 4800 Capstone in
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (fulfills Tier 3 requirement)

Part II--Elective (6 credit hours):

Complete 2 courses.

Select from:

AAS 3450 The Black Woman
AAS 3460 Black Men and Masculinities
AAS 4820 The Black Family
AH 4111 The Representation and Theorization of Gender in the History of Art
ANTH 3450 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective

ANTH 3490 Life History: The Individual and Culture
BIOS 2020 Biology of Sex Differences
CFS 4600 Diversity in Families
CLAS 3430 Women in the Ancient Mediterranean
CLWR 2220 Religion, Gender, and Sexuality
CLWR 4350 Women in Buddhist Traditions
CLWR 4430 Women and Religion
COMS 3410 Women and Health Communication
COMS 4200 Gender & Communication
COMS 4410 Communication in the Family
ECON 3220 Economics of Human Resources
ENG 3060J Women & Writing
ENG 3250 Women & Literature
ENG 3260 Lesbian and Gay Literature
ENG 3270 Queer Rhetorics and Writing
ENG 3280 Women's Rhetorics
GEOG 3270 Social Geographies
GEOG 4450 Gender, Environment, and Development
HIST 3200 Women in American History Before 1877
HIST 3201 Women in American History Since 1877
HIST 3202 Women's Health & Medicine in US History
HIST 3320 Women in the Middle East
HIST 3390 Women in African History
HIST 3540 History of Early Christianity
HIST 3555 Women in Medieval Europe
HIST 3600 Women in Early Modern European History, 1400-1800
HIST 3601 Women in Modern European History, 1800-presentS
HIST 3602 Women Warriors:Women and War in Europe
HIST 3710
Magic, Heresy and Witchcrafts in Pre-modern Europe
HIST 3715 Sex, Crime and Deviance in Europe, 1200-1800
HLTH 2100 Women and Health
JOUR 4130 Gender, Race, and Class in Journalism and Mass Media
LING 3900 Language of Women and Men
MDIA 3810 Women and the Media
MDIA 4175 Media and Sexual Representation
MGT 4420 Gender Issues in Management
PBIO 2170 Women in Science
POLS 4067 Women and Politics
POLS 4190 Gay and Lesbian Politics
POLS 4210 The Politics of Law and Sexuality
POLS 4740 Sexuality and Queer Theories
POLS 4752 The Politics of Intersectionality
POLS 4780 Feminist Political Theories and Movements
PSY 3440 Psychology of Gender
SASM 4000 Diversity and Sport
SOC 2200 Introduction to the Family
SOC 3720 Sociology of Masculinity
SOC 4210 Comparative Studies of the Family
SOC 4220 The American Family System
SOC 4670 Violence Against Women
SOC 4700 Sociology of Gender
SOC 4710 Gender & Justice
WGSS 2100 Women, Gender, and Rock and Roll
WGSS 3200 Sexual Revolutions
WGSS 3810J Writing Gender
(fulfills Tier 1 Junior Comp requirement)
WGSS 3910 Internship
WGSS 4100 Global Feminisms
WGSS 4110 Women and Globalization

WGSS 4500 Advanced Feminist Theory
WGSS 4600 Gender, Sexuality, and Culture
WGSS 4610 Queer Theory
WGSS 4900 Special Topics
WGSS 4930 Independent Reading (offered at instructor's discretion)

See OU Catalog page.