Academic Certificate in Women's Studies

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Field of Interest: Culture and Society

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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Academic Certificate
Academic Plan
Women's Studies (AC)
Academic Plan Code
6225N
Total Credits Required
15
Catalog Year
2020-2021
Available Online
Yes

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map 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.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2018.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include CPD150, CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
WST100 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Critical course Gateway course C, SB 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Restricted Electives 

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ASB211 Women in Other Cultures G, HU, SB 3
ENH/WST284 19th Century Women Writers C, HU 3
ENH/WST285 Contemporary Women Writers C, HU 3
HIS201 History of Women in America C, H, SB 3
HLR/WST286 Women and Health: Body/Mind/Spirit/Connection 3
HUM/WST209 Women and Films C, HU 3
PSY235 Psychology of Gender C, SB 3
REL/WST290 Women and World Religions G, HU 3
SOC212 Gender and Society C, SB 3
WST120 Gender, Class, and Race C 3
WST128 Law and Violence Against Women 3
WST160 Women and the Early American Experience H 3
WST161 American Women Since 1920 C, H, SB 3
WST200 Essential Feminist Writing C, H 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
WST100 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Critical course Gateway course C, SB 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Electives 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Restricted Electives 

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ASB211 Women in Other Cultures G, HU, SB 3
ENH/WST284 19th Century Women Writers C, HU 3
ENH/WST285 Contemporary Women Writers C, HU 3
HIS201 History of Women in America C, H, SB 3
HLR/WST286 Women and Health: Body/Mind/Spirit/Connection 3
HUM/WST209 Women and Films C, HU 3
PSY235 Psychology of Gender C, SB 3
REL/WST290 Women and World Religions G, HU 3
SOC212 Gender and Society C, SB 3
WST120 Gender, Class, and Race C 3
WST128 Law and Violence Against Women 3
WST160 Women and the Early American Experience H 3
WST161 American Women Since 1920 C, H, SB 3
WST200 Essential Feminist Writing C, H 3

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Academic Certificate in Women's Studies (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=123606).