Mar 04, 2024
Official Title of Certificate: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Certificate
Total Credit Hours: 15
About the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
Purpose: The certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies is offered for students who desire concentrated study in the field of Gender and Sexuality Studies for career purposes, personal enrichment, or as a pathway to the Associate of Arts degree in Transfer Studies or a more advanced degree in Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Multidisciplinary in nature, Gender and Sexuality Studies focuses on the role of gender and sexuality in the construction of individual identities, interpersonal relationships and social institutions. Courses promote an understanding of power and privilege in a social context. Students are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills by analyzing the ways in which gender and sexuality intersect with other social variables like class, race, ethnicity and disability.
Credits earned for the certificate may be applied to the Associate of Arts degree in Transfer Studies. The certificate also enables students to prepare for employment that focuses on the role of gender and sexuality in fields such as health, law, psychology, social work, education, public policy and business, and provides a credential offering evidence of concentrated study in the field of Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Additional Program Requirements
Completion of the required courses with a grade of C or better in each course.
Financial Aid: This program has not been approved by the U.S. Department of Education for eligibility for federal student aid. Students enrolled in this program may not be eligible to receive financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education (Pell Grants, SEOG, Federal Work-Study, Direct Loans or PLUS loans) or the Maryland Higher Education Commission (Educational Assistance Grants, Senatorial Scholarships or Delegate Scholarships). For current information on eligible programs, contact Financial Aid by calling 410-777-2203, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or stopping by a Financial Aid office.
Certificate Requirements: 15 credits
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
1. Explain the significance of social diversity and the ways in which cultural values are historically and socially situated.
2. Explain the ways in which gender and sexuality intersect with race, ethnicity, class, dis/ability, religion, and other variables of identity.
3. Apply the concepts of structural inequality, power, privilege, and oppression to explain difference.
4. Explain the role of gender and sexuality in the construction of individual identities, interpersonal relationships, and social institutions.
This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.
Students may wish to also review requirements for the related majors or programs linked below.
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