Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jun 14, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog

Women’s and Gender Studies Certificate: 259

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The Women’s and Gender Studies certificate provides a solid foundation of coursework in the discipline. It provides students with the opportunity to specialize in women’s and gender studies in preparation for further work at a four-year institution or for professional, personal and academic opportunities. Students in the program must complete a minimum of 12 credits in women’s and gender studies-designated courses: WMST 101 - Introduction to Women’s Studies  (3 credits) or GNDS 101 - Introduction to Gender Studies  (3 credits), and 9 additional credits, including a social sciences course, a humanities course, and a general elective, including WMST 101  or GNDS 101  if not taken as a required course. A 200-level course is recommended. This program can be completed either on campus or online.

Program Requirements

All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

Additional Courses

Choose 9 credits from the list below including a social sciences course and a humanities course.

Total Credit Hours: 12

* This course carries a co-prerequisite of ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 .

** These courses carry prerequisites.

This program can be completed either on campus or online.

Program Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate a systematic knowledge of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship about women and gender.
  • Evaluate the influence gender and sexuality have had on contributions in various disciplines and their recognition in various realms.
  • Analyze the ways that hierarchical systems, such as sexism and racism, have functioned, have changed, and have continued to change.
  • Connect ideas across disciplines, compare theories with experiences, and contrast different academic perspectives on gender.
  • Recognize how an awareness of women’s and gender issues and roles in society may positively affect the futures of students (in all disciplines) and as professionals (in all professions).

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


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