Race and Gender Studies Certificate
Program Goal Statement
The Certificate Program for the Study of Race and Gender examines gender, race, class and sexuality as important and simultaneous aspects of social worlds and human lives. Students examine the construction and operation of power relations, social inequalities and resistances to them in national, transnational, cultural, historical and political contexts. As an interdisciplinary endeavor, the program looks at how different academic disciplines view the intersection of race and gender in the labor market, the family, political and social systems and cultural production. The study of race and gender is joined to an understanding of the forms of activism around the globe.
Hints for Success
Offered fully online, the Certificate Program is conceived as providing dual tracks: 1) for students majoring in a wide variety of majors at Bristol who want to incorporate required courses in their majors with courses of interest offered; 2) for professionals and practitioners in such fields as education and health and behavioral sciences with Professional Development Points (PDPs) or Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for courses available.
All courses may be applied to an Associate in Science in General Studies, Humanities and Arts Studies.
Students will transfer successfully into comparable programs at 4-year institutions in fields such as Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Queer Studies. Professionals and practitioners will be able to advance in such fields as education and health and behavioral sciences (non-profit sector, policy, social work, public service).