Women's Studies

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Certificate Program
Contact Person: Janet Hagen- 860-215-9433

This 24 credit certificate program prepares students who are interested in Women's Studies to transfer to 4-year institutions to pursue a major or minor in Women's Studies. The certificate is also designed for students who may be interested in working in various private or non-profit sectors. Potential jobs may include working in domestic violence or welfare rights advocacy, public and community service, non-profit organization work, family counseling, sexual assault counseling, health care, public policy work, human resources, teaching, law, and public relations.

Students may complete this certificate by completing the courses that are listed below.



Course ID Title of Course Credits
ART* K204° History of Women in the Arts 3
ENG* K101° Composition 3
ENG* K102° Literature and Composition 3
ENG* K261° Women Writers Across Cultures 3
SOC* K103° Social Problems 3
SOC* K211° Sociology of Gender 3
SOC* K278° Community Research 3
WMS* K105° Gender in the Everyday World 3

° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description. 


Women's Studies, Certificate
Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of all program requirements graduates will be able to:

  1. explain how women's positions are socially constructed through social identity locations (such as race/ethnicity, class, age, sexuality, abilities, etc.) and other social, cultural, and historical experiences and how these locations and experiences impact women's lives.
  2. demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills by formulating and articulating ideas, developing positions, actively listening, and engaging in constructive dialogue on the topic of gender and women's issues.
  3. identify and explain what career options and degree programs are available to women's studies major and minors.
  4. demonstrate awareness of the importance of civic engagement by engaging in projects that promote the empowerment of women and girls.