Introduction to Mother Studies 101 Class

Martha Joy Rose; BFA, MA; Mother Studies
Phone: 207-504-3001
Contact me anytime via e-mail at

Who Should Take This Class: This course is appropriate for serious students, including college students, professionals, and para-academics (laypeople) interested in expanding their knowledge base. Materials are presented from an interdisciplinary perspective, and are devoted to the issues, experiences, topics, history, and culture of mothers, mothering, and motherhood. This class can also serve as a launching point for those hoping to write about motherhood and whom may wish to submit to the Journal of Mother Studies (JourMS) for publishing credit.

This course is offered online, therefore you may take your time completing the materials presented here. Plan on a total of 6, 1-hour videos with optional additional reading, and a final course evaluation.

Course Objectives:
To gain a greater understanding of the history, context, and praxis of motherhood in the U.S.


This class is not graded in a traditional format. It is a certificate program only

– This is currently a certificate program only –
Grades are an indication of your effort and performance but are not part of an official transcript.
The Museum of Motherhood is not affiliated with any other institutions, nor is it accredited by any outside source. All of our professors are professionally degreed in their field and teach at a variety of academic institutions around the world.


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