Women's Studies, Certificate
Certificate in Women’s Studies (300110C)
Interdisciplinary and personalized, the Women's Studies certificate fosters a critical approach to knowledge about women; at the core of its intellectual agenda is diversity. By focusing on cultural practices that have largely excluded and devalued differences in gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, and class, Women's Studies prepares students to appreciate and act in a pluralistic world. The Women's Studies certificate integrates scholarship and research on women and gender from different disciplinary traditions. Students are challenged to debate assumptions, explore divergent viewpoints, and critically examine society's most powerful institutions - family, religion, education, business, and government. The Women's Studies Program helps students to evaluate what they have been taught and, most importantly, it empowers them to work for social justice after their education. Students may enroll in any Women's Studies courses and/or make an appointment with the director to discuss a plan of study. Students need not be enrolled in the certificate program to take Women's Studies courses. This certificate may be earned independently of a degree.
Professor Mary E. Triece, Ph.D.
Director of Women's Studies, School of Communication
The following information has official approval of the Department of Women's Studies and the Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences, but is intended only as a guide. Completion of this certificate is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others.
The following courses constitute a “Certificate in Women’s Studies” and must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall for the minor to be noted on the student’s record.
|3001:200||Introduction to Women's Studies||3|
|or 3600:455||Philosophy of Feminism|
|3001:489||Internship in Women's Studies||3|
|Select 12 credits from the following: 1||12|
|Special Topics in Women's Studies|
|Individual Studies on Women|
|Women in Ancient Greece and Rome|
|Anthropology of Sex and Gender|
|Women and Film|
|American Women Poets|
|Women in Modern Europe|
|U.S. Women's History|
|Gender and Culture in China|
|African-American Women's History|
|Women and Gender in Middle Eastern Societies|
|Women in 20th Century Hispanic Literature|
|Philosophy of Feminism|
|Women in Politics|
|Psychology of Women|
|Sociology of Women in Global Society|
|Women in Prison|
|Women and Crime|
|Sociology of Sex and Gender|
|Culture, Ethnicity & Family|
|Dress and Culture|
|Women & Addiction|
|Women's Issues in Social Work Practice|
At least 9 credits must be at the 300/400 level and no more than 2 courses may be taken from the same department.