2015-18

Arizona State University
University Senate
Fall 2014

Senate Motion #2015-18

Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Kathleen Puckett, Chair

Date of First Reading: October 6, 2014

Date of Second Reading: November 3, 2014

Title of Motion: Request from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – School of Social Transformation – for the establishment of a graduate degree – MA in Women and Gender Studies

Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – School of Social Transformation – for the establishment of a graduate degree – MA in Women and Gender Studies

Rationale: The goal of the degree is to provide students with advanced training in Women and Gender Studies, preparing them with a sound academic foundation in feminist theory and methodologies; contemporary research about women, gender, and sexuality; and skills in critical analysis, research methods, and verbal and written communication — all of which can be applied to diverse career and academic contexts. Because Women and Gender Studies is housed in the School of Social Transformation, students will have access to a wealth of additional resources at the master’s level including interdisciplinary training in research methods and specialized seminars in topics that relate gender to justice, cultural pedagogies, and ethnic studies, which will allow them to tailor their program so that it best fits their specific professional aspirations.

Actions: 
Approved
Admin Response: 
Approved