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Women's Studies - AC

Major: 6225
Effective Term: 2015 Fall Final Term: Current
Award: AC
Total Credits: 15

The Academic Certificate (AC) in Women's Studies is an intensive interdisciplinary liberal arts certificate program, provides students with tools and opportunities to discuss and critique historical and contemporary theories and practices of feminism(s). The curriculum enables students to write well, think critically and analyze problems effectively. Students complete a variety of courses focusing on women's experiences and perspectives, exploring topics such as history, culture, class, race, ethnicity, sexuality and gender in order to help bring about equality, understanding, and peace. These courses are culturally responsive to the diversity of one half of the world's people, their work, and their impact on multicultural societies.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: CG, PV, MC

Admission Criteria: None
Program Prerequisites: None
Required Courses
WST100Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies 3
Restricted Electives
ASB211Women in Other Cultures 3
ENH/WST28419th Century Women Writers 3
ENH/WST285Contemporary Women Writers 3
HIS201History of Women in America 3
HLR/WST286Women and Health: Body/Mind/Spirit/Connection 3
HUM/WST209Women and Films 3
PSY235Psychology of Gender 3
REL/WST290Women and World Religion 3
SOC212Gender and Society 3
WST105Women of Color in America 3
WST110Women and Gender: A Feminist Psychology 3
WST120Gender, Class, and Race 3
AJS/WST128Law and Violence Against Women 3
WST160Women and the Early American Experience 3
WST161American Women Since 1920 3
WST200Essential Feminist Writing 3
AIS/ENH/WST261Native Women's Literature: The Americas 3

Program Competencies

  1. Identify and explain historical and contemporary issues that have affected women's lives in the areas of family, work, health, and social status, and apply sociological and feminist perspectives to the analysis of these issues. (WST100)

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