Women's and Gender Studies, Advanced Certificate

Students may begin this 12-credit certificate in the fall, spring or summer terms. The required courses and suggested enrollment sequence are as follows:

LACS 6095Seminar in Women's & Gender Studies3
LACS 6115Feminist Theory3
Two electives (3 cr. each) in topics in women’s and gender studies such as:6
Gender Race & Nation
Modern Gender & Sexuality Through Science Fiction Literature
Diagnosing Desire: Gender & Medicine in US History
Women & Humor
American Women Writers
British Women Writers
Global Feminist Movements
Race and Gender in US History since the Civil War
Total Credits12

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Understand Women's and Gender Studies as a discipline over time.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Feminist Theory, past and present.
  • Examine gender and sexuality as social constructs/objects in cultural analysis.
  • Awareness of issues of diversity of race, ethnicity, class, and gender.
  • Apply theory to practice, and engage in social action.