Women of Color Feminisms, Certificate
For advising, contact the Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department.
The Certificate in Women of Color Feminisms is designed for students who have a strong interest in learning about the experiences of women of color but are not able to complete the requirements for a major or minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Students will explore Women of Color Feminisms as a field, a framework, and a method rooted in Women of Color work that examines systems of power with a focus on gender and racial justice.
Minimum of 15 credits with at least 6 credits at the 300-level or above.
|WGSS 100||Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies||3|
|WGSS 315||Women of Color Feminisms||3|
|Choose three of the following courses:|
|Indigenous Theory and Methodologies|
|Women and Economic Development|
|Topics in World/Postcolonial Literature (only when topic addresses Women of Color Feminisms)|
|Studies in Women's Literature (only when topic addresses Women of Color Feminisms)|
|Seminar in World/Postcolonial Literature (only when topic addresses Women of Color Feminisms)|
|Seminar in Women's Literature (only when topic addresses Women of Color Feminisms)|
|American Women's History|
|Intersectionality: Critical Approaches to Identity and Injustice|
|Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.|
|African-American Feminism in the Humanities|
|Transgender Activism and Cultural Production|
|Black Feminist and Black Queer Studies|
Note 1: Courses cannot be counted in both the major and the certificate program.
Note 2: Though there are no prerequisites for the Women of Color Feminisms Certificate, there may be prerequisites for some of the courses that are a part of the Certificate.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcomes:
- Explain the social workings of power, privilege and oppression across a range of cultures and experiences.
- Demonstrate knowledge of a range of feminist, queer, and critical race theories and methodologies.
- Demonstrate the ability to use transnational feminist frameworks to critically analyze power and systems of oppression in a globalizing world.