Women's and Gender Studies Certificate
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 Studiesnew window (3 credits) or GNDS 101 - Introduction to Gender Studiesnew window (3 credits), and 9 additional credits, including a social sciences course, a humanities course, and a general elective, including WMST 101new window or GNDS 101new window if not taken as a required course. A 200-level course is recommended.
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.
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Montgomery College offers several scholarships of at least $500 to eligible students each spring. Applicants must be taking or have taken Women’s and Gender Studies courses.
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