The dual degree program in Gender/Cultural Studies (GCS) and Public Policy (MPP) is designed for students who would like to combine the pragmatic approach of Public Policy with the broader, creative insight of theory. This program is ideal preparation for those with a particular interest in issues of diversity, race, gender, class, ethnicity and sexual orientation in public policy. Students must apply and be admitted to both programs. Students will be enrolled in both programs simultaneously and work with an advisor from each program to tailor their studies to meet their needs and interests.
Candidates for the dual degree must complete a total of 13 or 14 courses (depending on whether the MPP internship requirement is waived). Six courses will be completed in the GCS program, six or seven will be completed in the MPP program, and the student will complete a combined capstone project that integrates the two fields of study
Six Required GCS Courses
GCS 403 Seminar in Gender/Cultural Studies
GCS 430 Cultural Theory
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
THREE GCS Electives