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Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Women’s Studies Certificate


Return to: Part 5: Program Descriptions

Program: Certificate
College of Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts Building 35F ~ 260-481-6711 ~ www.ipfw.edu/wost


The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • demonstrate understanding of major categories of feminist critical analysis, such as gender, race and class
  • demonstrate the ability to think critically about major issues in feminism

Women’s studies is based on the premise that the study of women’s experiences, concerns, social roles, and creativity is essential to our knowledge of humankind and society. Feminist scholarship and theory provide the knowledge and analytical tools necessary for a gender-balanced perspective on our world, both past and present. The Women’s Studies Program affords you the opportunity to pursue feminist scholarship on women and gender through a variety of interdisciplinary courses. 

See College of Arts and Sciences in Part 4  for further information.

The Women’s Studies Certificate is designed for students majoring in academic programs outside the College of Arts and Sciences who are interested in a concentration of course work in women’s studies. This program is also appropriate for community members who wish to augment or update past academic studies in a field that has relevance for today’s more diverse workforce and society. The required 21 credits are allocated as follows and must be completed with a grade of C or higher in each course:

Program Requirements


  • One cross-listed course from the student’s department, division, or school to be counted in the student’s major as well as in the certificate, or any other WOST-prefixed or cross-listed course Credits: 3
  • WOST-prefixed or cross-listed course in science or social science Credits: 3
  • WOST-prefixed or cross-listed course in visual arts or humanities Credits: 3
  • WOST-prefixed or cross-listed course Credits: 3

Total Credits: 21


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