Ethnic Studies Certificate
Program number: 908091CERT
Coordinator: Jackie Jebens, Sociology Department
Ethnic Studies courses explore the position of ethnic and racial minorities in the history, culture and society of the United States. These courses will help you develop philosophical insights and theoretical tools that encourage you to explore U.S. society and culture.
Ethnic Studies courses will challenge you to think critically about the roles that race and ethnicity have played in the development of American history, culture and society. You will analyze aesthetic values, investigate historical processes and study how race and ethnicity are connected to issues that at first may seem unrelated.
Gender and Women’s Studies Certificate
Program number: 908093CERT
Coordinators: Autumn Behringer and Angelika Gulbis, Sociology Department
Gender and Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary certificate in which you will explore gender and gender relations through art, literature, history, psychology and sociology. Examine themes related to gender in cultural, historical, social, national and global contexts as you broaden your appreciation and knowledge of gender identities and equality.
Topics include new themes in gender research and women's studies, visual representations of the sexes, language use by the sexes, power dynamics, gender identities, women's movement politics and generational changes. By understanding diverse life experiences, you will not only gain perspective relevant to your own life. but also develop communication skills employers want in today's workforce.
Social Sciences Data Analytics Certificate
Program number: 908092CERT
Coordinator: Angelika Gulbis, Sociology Department
The Social Sciences Data Analytics Certificate (SSDAC) will teach you research skills for use in industry, education and beyond. Gain skills in theory, data collection, data management, data analysis, data visualization and data presentation. We will prepare you to work in academic research environments and for private or public employers. You will graduate with traits employers want, including good communication skills, ethics, logic and critical decision making.