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MSM/Gender and Cultural Studies

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Masters of Science in Management/Gender and Cultural Studies Dual Degree Program Requirements & Specializations

The Master of Science in Management (MSM) and Gender and Cultural Studies (GCS) dual degree candidates must complete a total of 16 courses: 6 courses in the GCS program, 9 courses in the MSM program, and one combined GCS/MSM capstone. For the MSM degree, students select a specialization in communications management, general management, or non‐profit management.

Course Requirements

Three required GCS courses (4 credits each)

  • GCS 403 Seminar in Gender/Cultural Studies
  • GCS 430 Cultural Theory
  • And one of the following:
    • GCS 406 Feminism and Literature
    • GCS 410 Issues in International Studies
    • GCS 412 Theoretical Approaches to Cultural Narratives
    • GCS 415 Feminism and Economic Difference

Five required MSM courses (3 credits each)

  • MSMG 404 Business and Management
  • MSMG 405 Leadership, Teams, and Organizations
  • MSMG 406 Negotiations and Problem Solving
  • MSMG 407 Accounting and Financial Aspects of Business
  • MSMG 408 Strategic Management and Marketing

Four MSM courses by Specialization (3 credits each)

Communications Management

  • MSMG 420 Emerging Communications Technologies
  • MSMG 421 Research Management
  • MSMG 422 Communicating Across Cultures
  • MSMG 423 Applied Learning Project

Non‐Profit Management

  • MSMG 430 Nonprofit Management
  • MSMG 431 Finance and Accounting for Nonprofits
  • MSMG 432 Philanthropy, Policy, and Fundraising in Nonprofits
  • MSMG 433 Strategic Communications and Organizational Change

General Management

  • MSMG 442 Project Management
  • MSMG 443 Culturally Intelligent Leadership
  • MSMG 444 Operations Management and Decision Making
  • MSMG 443 Strategic Communications and Organizational Change

One combined GCS/MSM capstone (4 credits)

Three GCS elective courses (as approved by the GCS department‐see sample list below)

Approved Electives for the MSM/GCS joint degree

  • AST 513 The Black Struggle for Schooling in America
  • AST 529 Race, Culture, Identity and Achievement
  • AST 536 Black Narratives of Oppression, Resistance, and Resiliency
  • AST/SOC/WST 540 Intimate Family Violence: A Multicultural Perspective
  • AST 588 Black Popular Culture and the Education of Black Youth
  • ENGL 508 the Postcolonial Novel
  • ENGL 517 Toni Morrison and American Literature
  • ENGL 527 Race and Gender in Psychoanalytic Discourse
  • ENGL 598 Feminist Media Studies
  • GCS/ENG 405 Contemporary Critical Theory
  • GCS/ENG 412 Theoretical Approaches to Cultural Narratives
  • HIST 527 Archives, History, and Collective Memory
  • HIST 529 Seminar: Film and Historical Representation
  • HIST 560 Seminar in the History of Women and Gender
  • HIST 561 Cross Cultural Encounters: Contacts, Connection and Conflict
  • HIST 565 9/11 Narratives
  • HIST 567 Memory and the Holocaust
  • SOCI 500 Gender and Islam
  • SOCI 521 Sociology of Food
  • SOCI 538 (TC) Cross‐Cultural Alliance Building
  • SOCI 539 Qualitative Research Workshop
  • SOCI 545 Health Systems and Policy
  • SOCI 547 Antiracism and Justice Work
  • SOCI 548 Re‐envisioning the Third World
  • WGST 580 Gender and Queer Theory
  • WGST 554 Feminist Theories