Certificate in Gender and Women Studies
Gender and Women Studies is an interdisciplinary program. Gender Studies and Women Studies courses examine women’s lives, conditions, and contributions within their historical, social, cultural, national and transnational contexts and explore how gender is constructed and negotiated within and across societies. Women’s and men’s identities and experiences are examined through the constructs of gender, race, class, age, ability, sexuality, culture, religion, nation, etc. within broader historical, social, and global contexts, such as colonialism, globalization, among others.
Through feminist and gender-based theories and methodologies, the Gender and Women Studies Program offers critical analyses, reflections, and contributions to knowledge regarding interlocking systems of oppression and privilege, thereby addressing issues of power, resistance and social transformation. In addition, the emphasis on critical theory and analysis allows for work that interrogates feminist discourses as well as those of other disciplines in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. By crossing the boundaries of traditional fields of study, the program seeks to create new, coherent understandings of human experiences.
2 0 Regulations
2.1 Regulations for Certificate in Gender and Women Studies should be read in conjunctions with the General Regulations of the University
These regulations shall be subject to approval by senate.
2.2 The senate shall have the final authority for the interpretation of these Regulations and reserves the right to alter, amend, replace or cancel any part of the Regulations
2.3 Entry Requirements
2.3.1 To qualify for admission to the BA Hons Gender and Women Studies degree programme an applicant must satisfy both University General Regulations and those of the programme. For normal entry an applicant must have passed 5 O Level subjects including English Language, and at least three passes at Advanced Level in Social Sciences or Humanities.