Inaugurated in fall 2004, the graduate certificate program enables Ph.D. students in the humanities and social sciences to receive formal certification for interdisciplinary research on women, gender, and sexuality. Students complete coursework engaging gender analysis and interdisciplinary approaches, gain rapid acquaintance with faculty and resources across departments, form an intellectual community with fellow graduate students, and participate in the Colloquium, a series of public lectures and follow-up workshops given by leading scholars. Opportunities to gain teaching experience as teaching fellows in undergraduate courses are available annually.
We are also pleased to announce that beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year, CSWGS is one of two divisions at Rice piloting a Communication in the Disciplines project in conjunction with the Program in Writing and Communication. Students will have the opportunity through a structured and supported curriculum to learn written, oral, and visual communication skills from poster creation and oral presentation to active listening and formal academic writing.
Watch some of our students share their experiences of the Certificate Program: