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.

Related Programs

All courses may be applied to an Associate in Science in General Studies, Humanities and Arts Studies.

After Bristol

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).

Total credits:
19

Course Sequencing

Item #
Title
Credits
Program Elective  +
3
Program Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
12
Item #
Title
Credits
Program Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
7

Overview

Academic Area

Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Degree Offered

Certificate of Accomplishment in Race and Gender Studies

Program Code

RG

Program Contact

Patricia Sherblom
Associate Dean of Behavioral & Social Sciences and Education
Patricia.Sherblom@BristolCC.edu

Sarmad Saman
Interim Dean of Behavioral & Social Sciences and Education
Sarmad.Saman@BristolCC.edu

Campus

CIP Code

05.0212