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Certificate in Women's Studies

This certificate program has been designed for students interested in learning about the roles, perspectives, and contributions of women in an interdisciplinary context. The curriculum consists of courses offered in the social sciences, English, and the humanities. It provides students opportunities to consider women’s past history, present conditions, and future possibilities, and to understand gender as a cultural practice.

A certificate in Women’s Studies requires 18 credit hours, including:

A. Required Courses
HIS 335 Women in U.S. History
IS 324B Social Justice Seminar: Global Women’s Issues
SOC 345 Sociology of the Family

B. Elective Courses
Select three electives

AH 355 History of Women Artists
CJ/SOC 352 Women and the American Criminal Justice System
ENG 370 Literature by Women
POL 318 Global Women’s Issues and Policies
PSY 320 Psychology of Women
SOC 300 Special Topics in Sociology: Women’s Issues
SOC 492 Readings in Sociology: Women in Popular Culture

For course descriptions, see appropriate sections of this catalog.