MSSW/Master of Arts in Women & Gender Studies Dual Degree

First Year

Fall

SW 601 Human Behavior & the Social Environment I

SW 602 Social Welfare Institutions, Policies & Services

SW 603 Social Justice Practice

***WGST 602 Feminist Research & Theory in the Social Sciences

***WGST 600: Research/Writing (1-hour course)

Spring

SW 619 Human Behavior & the Social Environment II

SW 622 Issues in Policy and Service Delivery

***WGST 603: History of American Feminism

***WGST course from one of four core areas

Summer

No courses

Second Year

Fall

SW 604 SW Practice I*

SW 670 Foundation SW Practicum I*

***WGST course from one of the four core areas

***WGST course from one of the four core areas

Spring

SW 605 SW Practice II*

SW 671 Foundation SW Practicum II*

***WGST course from one of the four core areas

***WGST elective

Summer

SW 626 Research Methodology & Design

SW 641 Adv SW Practice I

Third Year

Fall

SW 640 Adv SW Practice II**

SW 668 Adv Research Practice I

SW 672 Adv SW Practicum I**

***WGST elective

Spring

SW 677 Adv SW Practice III**

SW 669 Adv Research Practice II

SW 673 Adv SW Practicum II**

***WGST elective

Graduate with MA in WGST and MSSW in May

*SW 604 & SW 670 (Fall) and SW 605 & SW 671 (Spring) must be taken simultaneously.

**SW 640 & SW 672 (Fall) and SW 677 & SW 673 (Spring) must be taken simultaneously.

***The following is a list of WGST core courses and elective options required for the dual degree.

One of the following courses in Women’s/Gender History: WGST 630: Feminism in Western Civilization, WGST 631: Women in Europe and the U.S. in the 20th Century, WGST 633: Women in 19th-Century America, WGST 532: History of American Sexualities, or WGST 591/691: Topics in WGS [example: Latin American Women]

One of the following courses in Gender, Race, and Colonialism (choose 1 not chosen in another category): WGST 643: Black Women's Voices, WGST 640: Women's Health in Africa, WGST 558: Women and Leadership in Developing Nations or WGST 591, 593, 691, 692: Topics in WGS [example, Southern Women, Black and White]

One of the following courses in Humanities Perspectives on Women/Gender (choose 1 not chosen in another category): WGST 622: The Body in Popular Media, WGST 520: Women's Personal Narratives, WGST 560: Feminist Philosophical Literature, WGST 571: Francophone Women Writers and Critics, WGST 593/692: Topics in WGS [example, Feminist Theology]

One of the following courses in Social Science Perspective on Women/Gender (choose 1 not chosen in another category): WGST 656: Feminist Theory, WGST 612: Gender, Race, Work and Welfare, WGST 615: Sociology of Disabilities, WGST 538: American Women in Sports, WGST 535: Women's Health Issues, WGST 643: Black Women's Voices, WGST 640: Women's Health in Africa, WGST 558: Women and Leadership in Developing Nations, WGST 591/691: Topics in WGS [example, Gender & the Law]

Concentration courses: Three concentration electives in WGST.

Graduate Women & Gender Studies website: https://louisville.edu/wgs/

SW 604 SW Practice I*

SW 670 Foundation SW Practicum I*

***WGST 602 Feminist Research and Theory in the Social Sciences

***WGST 600 Research/Writing (1-hr course)