From Multicultural Women's Literature to Independent Study
Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program open to students currently admitted to any graduate program at the University of Memphis. It is also available to graduate students enrolled at another institution, as well as to individuals holding a graduate degree who wish to pursue further professional credentials.
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Focusing on scholarship of women and gender

Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Memphis is an academic program that focuses on the scholarship of women and gender, and how we think about race, class, sexuality and social inequality. Our interdisciplinary program offers an undergraduate minor and a graduate certificate.

Women's and Gender Studies Course Information - Fall 2019

Since Women's and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program, not a department, we draw most of our courses from departments throughout the University. Please check with individual departments for further information on these courses, and verify meeting times through the online course scheduling system. If you have questions about courses not listed here, please contact the Director of Women's and Gender Studies, Dr. Kathy Schultz



WMST 2100 – 001 Intr/Women/Gender Study
WMST 2100 – 002 Intr/Women/Gender Study
WMST 2100 – M50 Intr/Women/Gender Study


ANTH 4992/6992 Queer Anthropology


COMM 3561 Gender in Communication
COMM 4373 Interracial Communication

Criminology and Criminal Justice

CJUS 4460 Race/Ethnicity/Gender/America


ENGL 3325 – 001 Af/Am Lit thru Harlem Ren
ENGL 3325 – M50 Af/Am Lit thru Harlem Ren
ENGL 3326 Af/Am Lit since Harlem Ren
ENGL 4373 Af/Am Author since Harlem Ren


HIST 4851 History of Women in America
HIST 3881 African American History
HIST 4882 Civil Rights Movement

Political Science

POLS 4415 African-Am Pol Thght to 1900


PHIL 3741 African American Philosophy


PSYC 3236 Psychology of Gender


SOCI 3401 Social Inequality
SOCI 3422 Racial/Ethnc Minorities
SOCI 3432 Sociology of Gender

Sport and Leisure Studies

SLS 4125 Gender/Race/Class Urb Sp/Lei



ANTH 4992/6992 Queer Anthropology


COUN 8751 Gender Issues in CounselingEducational Psychology and Research

Educational Psychology & Research

Feminist Research Methods


ENGL 7/8328 Maj Authors: Afr-Amer Lit
ENGL 7/8337 Afr-Amer Lit, 1930-1988


HIST 6851 History of Women in America
HIST 7060/8060 Women/Gender Historiography
HIST 7980 - M50 Southern Activism Since 1865: Class, Gender, Race and Sexuality



SOCI 7902 Critical Race Theory