Community Engagement


Providing students opportunities to translate their classroom learning into applications and activities via experiential learning and community engagement in real-world settings is key to fostering a prepared workforce of scholars and professionals. This certificate in Community Engagement equips students to understand community engagement related to key social issues. It provides students with opportunities to build knowledge of various agencies and organizations. It includes opportunities for translating knowledge about key issues into application, experiential learning, and community engaged activities.

About this Program

Certificates must comply with the Certificate Policy.

Department Information

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies offers academic programs, grants graduate and undergraduate degrees, and advances research in the discipline. Faculty in the department successfully compete for national fellowships and grants, win research and teaching awards, and produce rigorous and transformative research.


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The certificate program is open to all undergraduates. 

At least 6 credits toward the certificate must be at the 3000-level or above.

Students take one 3-credit course from the foundation course options to gain grounding in theory and scholarship about relevant sociocultural contexts and issues. In addition, students take 6 credits from the set of options to gain opportunities to engage in applications and activities related to various community contexts.

Required Courses

Select one foundations course:3
Humanities Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality
Social Science Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality
Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Women's Studies
Sexualities Studies
Transnational Feminism
Gender, Culture, and Place
Futures and Foundations of Black Feminist Theory
Select 6 credits of courses which offer opportunities to engage in applications and activities related to various community contexts:6
Women, Leadership & Diversity in the Global Environment
Gender and Food Politics
Sexual Ethics
Latinx Sexualities
LGBTQ+ Movements and Critiques
Total Credits9