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M.A./MSW

Dual Degree
Master of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies
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 72-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                        WGST CREDITS

Core Curriculum                        18 hours:

Foundation courses:

WGST 601: Feminist Research and Theory in the Humanities (3 hours)

WGST 602: Feminist Research and Theory in the Social Sciences (3 hours)

Women's/Gender History, choose one (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 640: Women's Health in Africa

WGST 558: Women and Leadership in Developing Nations

WGST 591, 593, 691, 692: Topics in WGS [example, Southern Women, Black and White]

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 560: Feminist Philosophical Literature

WGST 571: Francophone Women Writers and Critics

WGST 593/WGST 692: Topics in WGS [example, Feminist Theology]


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 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 (electives)                        6 hours:

The MSW will substitute as the concentration. Students will take six hours of WGST electives.

Thesis Option

WGST 695: Practicum  or elective (3crds) Substitute SW 672 & 673 Advanced Practicum I & II (6crds)

WGST: 699: Thesis (6crds) Substitute SW 668 & 669 – Advanced Research I & II (6crds)


Minimum Total from WGST                        24

WGST Notes:

Concentration Courses

Students in the dual degree program will substitute SW 603 Human Diversity (3crds) for one of the three courses.  These students will add two other courses with the WGST Advisor’s approval to meet the concentration requirement.

Thesis Option

Students in the dual degree program will substitute for the thesis option the year-long practicum placement SW 672 & 673 Advanced Practicum I & II that focuses on women and gender issues.  In addition, they will substitute SW 668 & 669 Advanced Research I & II, a year-long research study that relates to women and gender issues.

Kent School of Social Work Component                        KENT CREDITS

SW 601 Life Span & Human Development           

(3crds)

SW 602 Social Welfare Institutions, Policies and Services (3crds)

SW 603 Human Diversity

 

SW 604 Social Work Practice I (3crds)

SW 670 Social Work Practicum I (3crds)SW 605 Social Work Practice II (3crds)

SW 605 Social Work Practice II (3crds)

SW 619 Human Transactions in the Social Environment (3crds)

SW 622 Issues in Policy and Service Delivery (3crds)

SW 626 Research Methodology and Design (3crds)

SW 671 Social Work Practicum II (3crds)

SW 640 Adv Direct Practice I or SW 691 Adv Macro Practice I (3crds)

SW 668 Advanced Research Practice I (3crds)

SW 672 Advanced Social Work Practicum I Two day a week placement) (3crds)

SW 641 Adv Direct Practice II or SW 692 Adv Macro Practice II (3crds)

SW 669 Advanced Research Practice II (3crds)

SW 673 Advanced Social Work Practicum II Two day a week placement) (3crds)

Minimum Total from Kent                        48

Kent School Notes

Social Work Electives (4)

Students in the dual degree program will substitute four WGST courses as electives.

SW 672/673 Advanced Practicum I and II

These two courses represent six credits of academic work over the course of two semesters.  The Kent School will place a student in a social work context in an agency or organization that has impact on women and gender issues, and the learning contract will designate the work to focus on that agenda.  This work will substitute for the  practicum component of the WGST thesis requirement Examples of placements include the Center for Women and Families, Metro Louisville’s Office for Women, the UofL Peace Center, and a range of other practice options.

SW 668/669 Advanced Research Practice I & II

These two courses represent six credits of academic work over the course of two semesters.  It is a year-long research project related to practice in the agency of placement.  The Kent School will require all students in the dual degree program to develop a research project that relates to women and gender issues, and this work will substitute in part for the WGST thesis requirement.  The Kent School will work with the WGST Chair to ensure the scope of intent meets the program’s plan.

Three options for completing the dual degree curriculum.

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