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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Approved Courses

women's and gender studies program

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

Spring 2018

Graduate Only Courses

Topics in Developmental Economics (ECON883001)

Contemporary Social Theory (SOCY771601)

Heroic Paradigms of Early Modern Spain (SPAN991401)

Graduate/Undergraduate Hybrid Courses

Gender in American History (HIST445301)

Women and Gender in Islam (ICSP33101/THEO550001)

Gender and War in Eastern Europe (SLAV206701)

Courses Offered through MIT Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies (Application Required)

Women in Contemporary U.S. Science

Tuesdays, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
January 30, 2018 – May 8, 2018
Meets at MIT, Building and Room TBD
MIT Course Number: WGS.645

Resistance in Feminist Queer Theater/Theory

Wednesdays, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
January 29, 2018 – May 7, 2018
Meets at MIT, Building and Room TBD
MIT Course Number: WGS.700

Feminist Inquiry

Tuesdays, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
January 28, 2018 – May 6, 2018
Meets at MIT, Building and Room TBD
MIT Course Number: WGS.615

For current course listings and application instructions, visit their website at

Graduate Courses:

Grad. Colloquium: Race, Culture, and Power (HIST 7313)

Spain's Machos ibericos (SPAN 9962)

Hybrid Courses:

Early American Women (HIST 445401)

Latin American Women Represent Themselves (HIST 433601)

Contemporary Francophone Women Writers (FREN 445401)

HIV/AIDS and Ethics (THEO 549801)

Spirituality and Sexuality (THEO 326101)

Graduate Courses:

Colloquium: Gender History and the Scholar (HIST 7303)

Topics in Developmental Economics (ECON 8830)

Shakespeare (ENGL 8873)

Contemporary Social Theory (SOCY 7716)

Hybrid Courses:

Dangerous Women in Classical Literature (CLAS 224001)

The Witch, the Church and the Law (HIST 422501) D

Women and Gender in Islam (ICSP 331001)

Feminisms and Philosophies of Difference (PHIL 648601)

Gender and War in Eastern Europe (SLAV 206701)

Roman Law and Family (CLAS 223601)

Labor Economics I (ECON808501)

Contemporary Theorists (ENGL700901)

Reading in Victorian Cult (ENGL701201)

Contemporary Irish Fiction (ENGL773201)

Fourth Genre:Contemp American Literary Nonfiction (ENGL776201)

16th Century British Writers (ENGL777201)

PhD Seminar: Desire in the Novel (ENGL900101)

Tragedy (FREN443501)

Twentieth Century Fiction (FREN447701)

Modern South Asia (HIST409001)

Church and State in America (HIST445101)

Language in Society (LING336201)

Sex and the State in Latin America (POLI449301)