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  Feb 19, 2018
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women's Studies Certificate

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The women’s studies certificate provides a solid foundation of coursework in the discipline. It provides students with the opportunity to specialize in Women’s Studies in preparation for further work at a four-year institution, or for professional, personal, and academic opportunities. Students in the Certificate program must complete a minimum of 18 credits in women’s studies designated courses: WMST 101 - Introduction to Women’s Studies  (3 credits), and 15 additional credits, including a Social Sciences course, a Humanities course, and a general elective.

Program Requirements

All students should consult an advisor.

Additional Courses

Choose 15 credits from the list below including a Social Sciences course and a Humanities course.

Total Credit Hours: 18

The Women’s Studies Program also offers an array of Honors courses for qualified students: Women in Film (International Focus); Women in Victorian England; Women in Film (American Focus), and Women’s Studies Museum Internship.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a systematic knowledge of the history of women’s movements and of multidisciplinary scholarship about women and gender.
  • Describe how the application of a new “Women’s Studies” gender lens has challenged traditional historical, cultural, and epistemological assumptions.
  • Evaluate women’s political, intellectual and cultural contributions in various realms (including literature, the visual arts, and music) on local, national and global levels.
  • Form judgments about the structure and causes of women’s roles in history from a global perspective.
  • Assess theoretical approaches to gender studies as they are applied in various disciplines and theoretical “schools.”
  • Analyze the ways that systems of dominance, such as sexism and racism, have functioned, have changed, and how they continue to change.
  • Explain why gender difference is fundamental to the construction of identity and the organization of human relations.
  • Connect ideas across disciplines, compare theories with experiences, and contrast different academic, psychological, and social perspectives on gender.
  • Recognize how an awareness of women’s issues, women’s history, and women’s roles in society may positively affect the futures of transfer/graduate students (in all disciplines) and as professionals (in all professions).
  • Form judgments about the significance of gender diversity and gender equity in local, national, and global arenas.

This program is not approved for federal or state student financial aid.

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