Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Women's and Gender Studies

Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Women's and Gender Studies

Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Women's and Gender Studies

Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Women, Gender, and Media (U179)

Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines gender roles in the complex contexts of culture and society, raising important questions about social, political, economic, and cultural institutions.  The CUGS in Women, Gender, and Media fosters intellectual development and professional preparation by drawing upon academic areas such as art history, communications studies, film studies, and literature, broadening understanding of gender and diversity issues in media. 

The requirements include the following core course:

INTR  01130  Women and Gender in Perspective OR Honors Women and Gender in Perspective

And three electives drawn from the course list below:

ARHS  03340  Survey of Women Artists
CMS   04310  Images of Gender in Popular Culture
CMS   04320  Communicating Gender
ENGL  02210  Gender, Sexuality, and Literature
RTF   03272  Images of Women in Film

Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Women, Gender, and Society (U178)

Gender pervades all aspects of social life including, but by no means limited to, education, employment, marriage, and parenting. The interdisciplinary nature of the Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Women, Gender, and Society will provide a solid foundation to students who seek a better understanding of the social construction of gender. The study of how society shapes gender roles and vice-versa will enrich our students’ understanding of contemporary social phenomena.  Embodiments of gender affect social relations across many vectors of institutional structures and personal relationships.  The CUGS in Women, Gender, and Society will equip students with the tools to analyze these issues and prepare them to assume leadership roles in their professional and personal lives.

The requirements include the following core course:

INTR  01130  Women and Gender in Perspective OR Honors Women and Gender in Perspective

And three electives drawn from the course list below:

ANTH  02322  Sex and Sex Roles in a Cross Cultural Perspective
LAWJ  05346  Women, Crime, and Criminal Justice
PHIL  09328  Philosophy and Gender
POSC  07311  Women in American Politics
PSY   01200  Psychology of Women and Cultural Experience
SOC   08370  Sociology of Women