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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Gender Studies Certificate

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Total Credits: 16

Major Number: 5849
CIP Code: 05.0207

Program Description

The Gender Studies Certificate program offers an interdisciplinary field of study focused on the rich diversity of women’s experiences across time, cultures, and social/economic classes. In Gender Studies courses, you will reexamine and reevaluate assumptions about the role of women and gender in society, uncovering their central role in the human experience. The program is a valuable addition to any academic field and provides a career advantage in many areas, the Gender Studies Certificate is an excellent preparation for transferring to a major or minor in Gender Studies or Women’s Studies at other institutions.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions


Program Requirements

Total Credits: 4

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements


MnTC/General Education Requirements


MnTC Elective Requirements


Total Credits: 12

Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This certificate often is intended for transfer to a four-year institution. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals and develop a plan. Students may also want to complete Century’s entire 40-credit Minnesota Transfer Curriculum or Associate in Arts Degree. The Century College Gender Studies Certificate has articulation agreements with Gender Studies departments at Minnesota State University Moorhead and University of Minnesota Duluth.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of selected NWSA “Common Learning Outcomes” for Gender Studies Programs.
  • Discuss the importance of critical self-analysis in understanding the perspectives and theories of Gender Studies.
  • Synthesize material from courses previous completed and apply it to the everyday life.
  • Produce written and/or oral reflections on their intellectual development with respect to the material they have studied.
  • Evaluate the application of Gender Studies to their future academic and professional careers.

Program Contact Information

Susannah Dolance 651.779.3459 Room 3461 West

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.

Semester 1

Total Credits: 9

Semester 2

Total Credits: 7


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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