May 27, 2019  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

Women’s and Gender Studies


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Certificate of Undergraduate Study

Coordinator: Kristen Myers (Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)

This certificate is designed for students interested in examining issues of historical and contemporary gender inequality, both within the U.S. and abroad. Students will be able to critically assess the ways that gender has been used to constrain people’s opportunities as well as ways that it has been harnessed as a tool for change. The certificate will help students function as informed citizens and successful professionals in the 21st century. Course material will increase students’ sensitivity and effectiveness in a variety of interpersonal and professional settings. The certificate is particularly appropriate for students preparing for or currently working in a variety of disciplines or careers in business, communications, the arts, education, health, humanities, social sciences, and human services.

To pursue the certificate, students must be admitted to the university but need not be enrolled in a degree program. Students must consult with the director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies for approval of the course of study.

All requirements for the certificate must be completed within a period of six consecutive years. In addition to the approved elective courses listed below, any undergraduate-level special topics course or independent or directed study course focused on sexual orientation and/or gender identity may be counted toward the certificate with the approval of the director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Two of the following courses in any field, focused on women and/or gender, to be selected in consultation with the director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (6)


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