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Gender-Based Violence Certificate

Beginning in Fall 2021, undergraduate students can earn a certificate in Gender-Based Violence through the School of Liberal Arts.

Those in human resources, law, counseling, and medical professions (nurses, doctors, physical therapists, dentists), all engage with victims/survivors of gender-based violence and could benefit from this certificate program.

Many students already dedicate time to working on the issue outside of class through service as members of Sexual Aggression Peer Hotline and Education (SAPHE) or as Peer Health Educators (TUPHEs), as members of the All In student coalition, or as interns in the Title IX office, or at The Well. This certificate offers a curricular complement to that work.

Speak to your academic advisor about declaring your intent to pursue the certificate.

Certificate Requirements

To receive a certificate in gender-based violence, students would complete 12 credits of work from an established list of eligible courses. Students must take:

1. either GESS 1900: Sex, Power, and Culture, or SOCI 2100: Intro to Sexuality; 

and,

2. either SPHU 3500-01: Public Health Approach to Sexual Violence, or POLS 4200: The Politics of Rape. (Prerequisites for these courses can be waived for non-Public Health or non-Political Science majors.)
 

View the Certificate Requirements Checklist.

Elective Courses
  • HISU 2400: Women & Gender in the U.S. to 1864
  • HISU 2410: Women & Gender in the U.S. since 1861
  • HISU 2500: Gender, Sexuality, and the Law
  • HISU 6260: New Directions in Women’s History
  • PSDV 4330: Post-Conflict Development: Transitional Justice
  • PSDV 4200: Women and Development in Africa
  • POLI 4510: Women and War
  • SOWK 1000: Trauma! A Survey Course
  • SOWK 2100: Family Trauma: A Survey Course
  • SOWK 2510: Making Meaning of Trauma

Courses offered Fall 2021:           

  • GESS 1900: Sex Power and Culture
  • HISU 2410: Women and Gender Since 1861
  • POLI 4010/4510: Women and War
  • PSDV 4330: Post-Conflict Development
  • SPHU 3500: Public Health Approaches to Sexual Violence
  • SOCI 2100: Sociology of Sexualities
  • SOWK 1000: Trauma! A Survey Course
  • SOWK 2100: Family Trauma—A Survey Course
  • SOWK 2510: Making Meaning of Trauma

Other courses may be approved for elective credit on a case-by-case basis by submitting a Degree Audit Substitution request form to Program Director, Sally J. Kenney, skenney@tulane.edu

We recommend, where appropriate, that students also complete an honors thesis, independent study research paper, internship, and/or Center for Public Service (CPS) service-learning project on gender-based violence to strengthen their portfolio.

Goals and Learning Outcomes

Program Goals:

  1. To provide the intellectual foundations for students who want to end gender-based violence, challenge rape culture, and serve as activists in the anti-violence movement.
  2. To ground students in the academic literature on gender-based violence.
  3. To appreciate how the study of gender-based violence is illuminated by an interdisciplinary approach.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to analyze theories of gender-based violence and apply them to public health and public policy issues and prevention/intervention programs.
  2. Students will be able to identify the scope, causes, risk factors, and consequences of gender-based violence.
  3. Students will be able to develop evidence-based strategies for prevention and intervention with sexual violence from a public health and public policy perspective.
  4. Students will demonstrate a culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed approach to issues of gender-based violence globally.
  5. Students will be able to identify and articulate the major writers on gender-based violence and how they have framed gender-based violence as a social problem.
Advisory Committee

Sally J. Kenney, PhD, Professor, Political Science; Newcomb Endowed Chair and Executive Director, Newcomb Institute

Gretchen Clum, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Karissa Haugeberg, PhD, Associate Professor of History

Lisa Wade, PhD, Associate Professor, Sociology, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Newcomb Institute

Participating Faculty

Sally J. Kenney, PhD, Professor, Political Science; Newcomb Endowed Chair and Executive Director, Newcomb Institute

Laura Rosanne Adderley, PhD, Associate Professor, History

Aaron Armelie, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Angela Breidenstine, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Amy Chaffee, MFA, Assistant Professor, Theatre

Claudia Chavez Arguelles, PhD, Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Gretchen Clum, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Julia Fleckman, PhD, Research Professor, Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Samantha Francois, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Maurya Glaude, PhD, MSW, LCSW-BACS, Associate Director of Field Education & Professor of the Practice, Social Work

Catherine Hancock, JD, Geoffrey C. Bible & Murray H. Bring Professor of Constitutional Law

Karissa Haugeberg, PhD, Associate Professor of History

Mike Kuczynski, PhD, Professor of English

Nghana Lewis, PhD, Professor of English and Africana Studies

Jana Lipman, PhD, Associate Professor of History

Laura Helen Marks, PhD, Professor of the Practice, English

Adeline Masquilier, PhD, Professor of Anthropology

Kathy Oqueli McGraw, PhD, MPH, LCSW, LPP, Undergraduate Course Coordinator, Adjunct Faculty, School of Social Work

Catherine McKinley, PhD, LMSW, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Jenny Mercein, MFA, Assistant Professor, Theatre

Ebony Perro, PhD, Professor of the Practice, English

Denese Shervington, MD, PhD, School of Medicine

Izabela Steflja, PhD, Professor of the Practice, International Development

Nubian Sun, PhD, LCSW-BACS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Social Work

Sally Terrefe, PhD, Assistant Professor, English

Lisa Wade, PhD, Associate Professor, Sociology, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Newcomb Institute

Maeve Wallace, PhD MPH, Assistant Professor, Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, Associate Director, Mary Amelia Center for Women’s Health Equity Research

Ashley Weir, LCSW-BACS, ACSW, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Forensic Sexual Behavior Program, School of Medicine

 

For more information:

Program Director: Sally J. Kenney, skenney@tulane.edu

Program Administrator: Laura Wolford, lwolford@tulane.edu