Academic Certificate in Women's Studies

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

AC Women's Studies

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Culture and Society


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This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

The Academic Certificate (AC) in Women's Studies is an intensive interdisciplinary liberal arts certificate program, provides students with tools and opportunities to discuss and critique historical and contemporary theories and practices of feminism(s). The curriculum enables students to write well, think critically and analyze problems effectively. Students complete a variety of courses focusing on women's experiences and perspectives, exploring topics such as history, culture, class, race, ethnicity, sexuality and gender in order to help bring about equality, understanding, and peace. These courses are culturally responsive to the diversity of one half of the world's people, their work, and their impact on multicultural societies.

What You’ll Learn

This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Identify and explain historical and contemporary issues that have affected women's lives in the areas of family, work, health, and social status, and apply sociological and feminist perspectives to the analysis of these issues.

Restricted Electives

Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
ASB211Women in Other Cultures3
ENH/WST28419th Century Women Writers3
ENH/WST285Contemporary Women Writers3
HIS201History of Women in America3
HLR/WST286Women and Health: Body/Mind/Spirit/Connection3
HUM/WST209Women and Films3
PSY235Psychology of Gender3
REL/WST290Women and World Religion3
SOC212Gender and Society3
WST120Gender, Class, and Race3
WST128Law and Violence Against Women3
WST160Women and the Early American Experience3
WST161American Women Since 19203
WST200Essential Feminist Writing3

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Major: 6225N
First Term: 2018 Spring
Final Term: 2020 Summer
Award: AC
Total Credits: 15
CIPS code: 24.0101
SOC codes: 25-1199
Initiating College:
Program Availability: - CG, MC
Occupational Area: Not Applicable
Instructional Council:
Last Updated: 01/13/2020