Why a Certificate in Women in
As demonstrated by research,
publications, conferences/seminars, and
institutional participation the field of
Women in Development (WID) continues
Gender has proven to be a critical variable
in the analysis of development processes
at .both the micro and macro levels.
Today, government and non-government
institutions engaged in development are
paying increasing attention to the role of
women for reasons of equity and
During the past twd .decades, WID
scholarship has advanced from a primarily.
descriptive to an analytical focus: it has
Undergone increasing sophistication in.
terms of theory, analysis, and application.
WiD researchers at the University of
Florida have expertise in both theory and
Application. They represent a broad array
of academic disciplines, including
Agronomy, Anthropology,, Food&
Resource Economics, Home Economics,
.Forestry, Geography, Women's Studies
and others. The WID Certificate offers
students official recognition for the study
of Women in Development in these
diverse fields. :i
For more information,
The WID Certificate
SUniversity of Florida
I : Gainesville, FL
Tel: (904) 392-3972.
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University of Florida
Intent and Description
The Certificate in Women in-
Development (WID) is designed for
graduate students from all disciplines who
wish to focus on issues related to women
The WID Certificate will be awarded
to graduate students, at the Master's orf
Ph.D. level, who have completed 2
credit hours from the list of approved
courses. Applications for: the certificate
must be submitted to the WID Certificate
Steering Committee. The Steering
Committee is composed of Drs. Sandra
Russo (International Studies & Programs),
Peter Hildebrand (Food & Resource.
Economics), and Marianne Schmink
(Latin American Studies/Tropical
Conservation & Development).
Courses have beeiclassified into three
groups according to their WID content.
Students are required to complete at least
six credit hours from Group I. Three of
these credit hours can be from a gender-
focused independent study, research,
project, or thesis which meets the
approval of the WID Certificate Steering
Committee. In addition, three credit
hours must be completed from Group ii,
and three credit hours from Group I,II, ior
Currently approved courses with WID
Group I: "
Gender Analysis Training
Women and Development
and Gender Issues
Women in Agricultural
Women in Latin America
Application Form for the Certificate in
WOMEN IN DEVELOPMENT
at the University of Florida
Coniplete this form and return; it with a UF .'
transcript (or computer printout) and a brief
statement (one page) explaining your motivation in
earning the Certificate to:
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Economic Analysis in
Small Farm Livelihood
Agriculture's Role in Latin
America and Africa
Seminar on the
Anthropology of Latin
Economic Development in
Gender and Language
Food in Africa
Farming Systems Research
and Extension Methods
Culture and Nutrition
Geography of World
Tropical Lands and
Social Security #: ,'
Degree Sought: ____
"4 . '
WID Courses taken:
Group I: ...
Group I: ____,____
II, or I: