M.A./MSW

Dual Degree
Master of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies (Arts and Sciences)
and
Master of Science in Social Work (Kent School of Social Work)

 

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the admission requirements for the WGS M.A. (see above) and also the admission requirements for the Kent School of Social Work.

 

Program Description

A Women;s and Gender Studies and Social Work combination provides the tools of social change for an historic problem of gender inequality and injustice.  It also opens up avenues of professional work in an aligned area of historical importance for the Kent School.  The curriculum leading to dual degree, a Master of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies and a Master of Science in Social Work is a 79-credit hour program which combines credits in WGS and the Kent School of Social Work. Students take the core curriculum in both programs, but substitute elective hours with M.A. and MSW hours. In addition, the Kent School has tailored its second year-long practicum to focus on issues of gender and women, adding that content and experience for the student.

WGST Component

Core Curriculum (19 hours):

Foundation courses:

WGST 600: Research and Writing in WGS (1 hour)
WGST 602: Feminist Research and Theory in the Social Sciences (3 hours)
WGST 603: History of American Feminisms (3 hours)

Women's/Gender History, choose one not chosen in another category (3 hours)

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
WGST 591/691: Topics in WGS [example: Latin American Women]

Gender, Race, and Colonialism, choose one not chosen in another category (3 hours)

WGST 643: Black Women's Voices
WGST 513: US Social Justice Movements
WGST 545: Southern Women, Black and White
WGST 558: Women and Leadership in Developing Nations
WGST 591, 593, 691, 692: Topics in WGS [example: Women in Muslim Societies]

Humanities Perspectives on Women/Gender, choose one not chosen in another category (3 hours)

WGST 622: The Body in Popular Media
WGST 520: Women's Personal Narratives
WGST 523: Gender and Popular Music
WGST 560: Feminist Philosophical Literature
WGST 571: Francophone Women Writers and Critics
WGST 593/WGST 692: Topics in WGS [examples: Feminist Theology; Queer Performance]

Social Science Perspectives on Women/Gender, choose one not chosen in another category (3 hours)

WGST 656: Feminist Theory
WGST 612: Gender, Race, Work and Welfare
WGST 615: Sociology of Disabilities
WGST 538: American Women in Sports
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; Queer Theory]


Electives:  9 hours:
Choose any three WGST graduate-level courses.

Minimum Total from WGST: 28

Social Work Practicums should be done in an organization having to do with women, gender, or families.

 

Kent School of Social Work Component    (all courses are 3 credit-hours)

SW 601: Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
SW 602: Social Welfare Institutions, Policies and Services
SW 603: Social Justice Practice
SW 604: Social Work Practice I
SW 605: Social Work Practice II
SW 619: Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
SW 622: Issues in Policy and Service Delivery
SW 626: Research Methodology and Design
SW 640: Advanced Social Work Practice II
SW 641: Advanced Social Work Practice I
SW 668: Advanced Research Practice I
SW 669: Advanced Research Practice II
SW 670: Foundation SW Practicum I
SW 671: Foundation SW Practicum II
SW 672: Advanced Social Work Practicum I
SW 673: Advanced Social Work Practicum II
SW 677: Advanced Social Work Practice III

Minimum Total from Kent                        51

 

Three options for completing the dual degree curriculum.