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2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
  Jun 22, 2024
2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Women’s and Gender Studies

Drucilla K. Barker, Director


The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of South Carolina promotes understanding of the diverse array of women’s experiences through a complete program of teaching, research, and service to the University, the local community, the state, and the nation. Through its research mission, women’s and gender studies reconceptualizes knowledge, creates new knowledge, and reinterprets existing knowledge through the lens of gender and the prism of diversity. Its teaching mission is to share this knowledge with students so they learn to think critically, to communicate effectively, to solve problems, and to interpret human experience. Emerging from an activist tradition, women’s and gender studies serves university, local, state, and national communities by acting as a resource and guide for issues related to women and gender. Our research, teaching, and service missions interweave as we create, share, and apply the knowledge, skills, and values that promote the full participation of women in society.

Other Courses Offered From Other Disciplines

ANTH 747  {=LING 747 } Language as Social Action
EDCS 723  Understanding Sexual Diversity on Campus
EDCS 724  Gender Diversity in Schools and Communities
EDFI 845  Seminar in Foundations of Education
ENGL 757  20th Century African American Literature
HPEB 513  U.S. Ethnic Minorities and Health
HPEB 621  Maternal-Child Health Education
LAW 781 Diversity and the Law
NURS 739  Conceptual Base for Women’s Health Nursing
NURS 768  Women’s Health Care
NURS 776  Advanced Health Care for Women
SPAN 769  Hispanic Women Writers

Certificate of Graduate Study in Women’s and Gender Studies

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Women’s and Gender Studies is open to the graduate student seeking an interdisciplinary program in women’s and gender studies in addition to the master’s or doctoral degree that the student is pursuing in a traditional discipline. The program is also intended for postbaccalaureate working professionals such as psychologists, social workers, nurses, librarians, and teachers who wish to obtain information and skills in women’s and gender studies to aid them in their professions.


Applicants will need to submit a completed application together with official transcripts, GRE or Miller Analogies Test scores, two letters of recommendation, and a personal statement. Minimum entrance requirements will be the same as those for The Graduate School. Applicants with GRE scores above 1050 (verbal and analytical)—or a comparable score under the new grading scale for the analytical section—or Miller Analogies Test scores above 50 will have the best opportunity of being awarded a graduate assistantship. For more information, contact the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

Programs and Courses



    Women’s and Gender Studies