The following courses can count towards a Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies. However, not all courses may count towards completion of your graduate program. Please check with your Department Chair to discuss the specific requirements set by your department.

If you have taken a course or are interested in a course that you think might count towards the Certificate but it is not listed here, please email us at

Approved Spring 2019 Graduate Courses

Course Department Professor Time
Contemporary Francophone Women Writers FREN Regine Jean-Charles W 3:00-5:20 p.m.
The Woman's Voice in Italian Literature and Culture ITAL Deborah Contrada W 3:00-5:20 p.m.
Early Spanish American Women Writers SPAN Sarah Beckjord T Th 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Gender, Family, and Childhood in US History HIST Marilynn Johnson T Th Noon-1:15 p.m.
Women & Gender in Islam ICSP Natana Delong-Bas M W F 11:00-11:50 a.m.
Sex, Sexuality, and Gender in the West HIST Jason Cavallari
T Th 4:30-5:45 p.m.
Adv. Topics: Transnational Feminisms SOCY Sharlene Hesse Biber T 3:00-5:30 p.m.
Women and the Church THEO Mary Ann Hinsdale T 4:30-6:50 p.m.

Through the Colloquium

Course Department Professor Time
Gender and Food     T 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Gendering U.S. Immigration Policy: Sociopolitical, Theological, and Feminist Perspectives     Th 9:00 a.m.-Noon

Undergrad/Grad hybrid courses at BC

Course Title Course Code Department Professor Time Location  
Romantic Texts and Contexts ENGL 8849.01 English Richardson, Alan W 7:00 p.m. - 9:25 p.m. Stokes Hall 476S Undergrad + Grad
Nannies, Maids & Mail Order Brides HIST 4458.01 History Oh, Arissa H TTh 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Gasson Hall 209
Undergrad + Grad
Adoption and Kinship in America HIST 4466.01 History Oh, Arissa H TTh 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Devlin Hall 112 Undergrad + Grad


Graduate only courses at BC

Course Title Course Code Department Professor Time Location
Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory ENGL 7752.01 English Restuccia, Frances Wed 4:30–6:55 p.m. Stokes Hall 207S
African American Life Stories HIST 4483.01 History Miller, Karen Mon, Wed 3:00–4:15 p.m. Stokes Hall 401N
Social Construction PHIL 6604.01 Philosophy Garcia, Jorge L Mon, Wed 3:00–4:15 p.m. Stokes Hall 145N
Images and Power SOCY 5532.01
Pfohl, Stephen J Tue 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. McGuinn Hall 413
Spanish Romanticism SPAN 9952.01 Romance Languages and Literatures Mizrahi, Irene By arrangement  
Theological Anthropology THEO 7968.01 Theology Hinsdale, Mary Ann Wed 2:00–4:25 p.m. Stokes Hall 217N


Courses offered through Graduate Consortium

Course Title Course Code Professor Time Dates Location
Workshop for Dissertation Writers in Women’s and Gender Studies WGS.600 Dr. Sandy Alexandre Thu 5:30–8:30 p.m. Sept 6–May 2, 2018-2019 MIT
Feminist Inquiry WGS.610 Dr. Christina Bobel Tue 5:00–8:00 p.m. Sept 10–Dec 10, 2018 UMass Boston
Understanding Pornography WGS.640 Dr. Sarah Leonard,
Simmons & Dr. Emily Rothman
Mon 3:00–6:00 p.m. Sept 11–Dec 11, 2018 BU

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