- College/University: Minneapolis Community and Technical College
- Award: Certificate
- Credits: 18
- Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Certified
About this Program
MCTC's Women's Studies program will help you examine the world from the perspectives of ethnically diverse women and become an agent of positive change for women and their communities. Your coursework will be feminist in context and philosophy, as courses are designed to value and affirm cultural diversity, widen women's access to the institutions in a democratic society, and empower women to become leaders in building strong communities. You will learn to use research to obtain the information you need whether related to politics or the arts. For instance, you will be trained to use the Internet to access social science and women's studies resources, such as the Wellesley Center for Women's Research and the National Women's Studies Journal. You also will learn to track the work of a U.S. congresswoman or U.S. senator to study her professional preparation for Congress, as well as her demonstrations of leadership, ideas and proposed legislation. Plus, you will be able to identify contemporary women artists performing lectures, plays and/or art shows in the local community. During the program, you will have several service learning opportunities in the women's service community and have the chance to participate with faculty and other students in the International Women's Day Conference at the University of Minnesota. The Women's Studies program will expose you to one class in each of the liberal arts and fulfill elective requirements in several degree programs. MCTC has an articulation agreement with Metropolitan State University. In addition, the Women's Studies counselor will help nontraditional students apply for transfer scholarships at specified private and public colleges. Where You Could Work: Environment and health resource centers such as Women's Cancer Resource Center, Melpomene, and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade, Social service centers such as Harriet Tubman Women's Shelter and the Sexual Violence Center, Advocacy groups such as Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights Cultural resource organizations such as Black, Indian, Hispanic and Asian Women in Action; the Indian Women's Resource Center
- Minneapolis Community and Technical College 55403