Gender Studies Certificate

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An interdisciplinary, critical study of gender and its social impact, designed to increase student understanding of ways in which gender is developed, constructed and expressed in attitudes and institutions of modern societies. The certificate includes a capstone or practicum experience to facilitate students’ abilities to apply their knowledge in a variety of occupations.

Notes:

  • no more than 3 credits of summer workshop may be counted toward the certificate;
  • students who are completing a minor in Women's and Gender Studies as well as a Gender Studies Certificate may only count one course for both the certificate and the minor: WMST 101  or WMST 310 .

Distribution List  of WMST courses.

Required Courses
Choose one of the following courses
WMST 101INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES4-5
or HUMN 101 INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES
or WMST 310 ISSUES IN WOMEN'S STUDIES
or HUMN 310 ISSUES IN WOMEN'S STUDIES
Choose one of the following courses5
GENDER AND COMMUNICATION
GENDER AND COMMUNICATION
SEX AND GENDER
SEX AND GENDER
WOMEN AND ETHICS
WOMEN AND ETHICS
Required Experiential Component–choose one–must be approved by Women's Studies Director3-5
SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR (Women's Studies Capstone Seminar that includes a service learning component, such as a community action project that contributes to the betterment of the community or that assists a community partner.)
INTERNSHIP (A concentrated set of experiences in a supervised work setting in which the competencies developed through coursework are utilized in actual practice.)
DIRECTED STUDY (Research Project or Guided Teaching/Instructional Development Experience in consultation with Gender Studies Certificate Coordinator and appropriate faculty member.)
Electives in Area or Interest–see the Distribution List of Courses.11-13
Required distribution of electives: choose at least two courses from the applied emphasis or applied/theoretical emphasis lists. You may choose up to 5 credits from the theoretical emphasis list.
Total Credits23-28

Student Learning Outcomes

  • convey knowledge of historical perspectives on feminist thought and feminism as a movement;
  • analyze connections among societal structures such as gender, race, class, age and sexuality that contribute to women’s oppressions;
  • analyze the role of language in producing and perpetuating cultural attitudes;
  • apply their theoretical knowledge through an internship or experiential learning.