2021-2022 College Catalog 
    Jan 30, 2023  
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s and Gender Studies Academic Credit Certificate of Achievement

The Women’s & Gender Studies Academic Credit Certificate of Achievement is designed for students and/or professionals interested in civic engagement, social justice, and advocacy scholarship that centers gender, sexuality, and women’s issues, concerns, and experiences across a variety of disciplines and fields. Women’s & Gender studies courses consider how ideas, practices, and legislation regarding gender and sexuality inform and shape both identities and institutions, impact social policy and the lived experience of individuals across cultures and in a global context. Students choosing this Academic Credit Certificate of Achievement may transfer to a four-year college where Women’s & Gender Studies and related fields are offered as a major or minor. Knowledge of Women’s & Gender Studies is an asset for working professionals in, or current A.A./A.S. students choosing, careers that include the non-profit sector, teaching, research, law, counseling, social work, human services among other fields. Professionals looking to enhance their knowledge, skill set, and resume, as well as students looking to supplement their course of study and selected A.A. or A.S. Option program, will benefit from this Academic Credit Certificate of Achievement.  The Women & Gender Studies Academic Credit Certificate of Achievement can be completed in one to two semesters, and may be completed fully online.

Graduates of this Program Will Be Able To:

  • Discuss and appreciate diverse historic, literary, cultural, and societal perspectives related to gender and human sexuality
  • Examine and explicate issues, perspectives, methodologies and research in the interdisciplinary, multicultural academic field of Women’s & Gender Studies
  • Explain and analyze the conditions of women, girls, gender and sexual minorities across cultures through written and verbal communication in classroom and community settings
  • Explicate the concept of intersectionality by considering the ways in which gender intersects with other social categories of difference such as race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, ability and age
  • Develop and apply an intersectional, feminist framework for analysis across a variety of contemporary social and cultural issues, including topics concerning the workplace, family, health, gendered violence and assault, law, and media.



Career Studies- 3 credits from among the following:

Program Code for Registration: WMGSA