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Power, Privilege, and Inequity Certificate
In the contemporary United States, we are increasingly called upon to simultaneously engage with multiple ideas and diverse peoples while addressing complex problems related to power, privilege, and inequity. When unprepared to address these issues, we often, unknowingly, perpetuate these problems.

This Certificate prepares students to identify power, privilege, and inequity as central organizing principles of human experience within the United States. Students who complete this certificate will be able to do the following.


  • Identify and deconstruct the individual, institutional, and ideological systems of power, privilege and inequity.

  • Critically analyze one' s own multiple identities within the context of power, privilege and inequity.

  • Critically examine and describe the social, political and historical construction of identity and difference with regard to sex, gender, race, class, sexuality, age, and ability.


  • This certificate would be earned along with any two-year degree, and would be awarded upon graduation.
Power, Privilege, and Inequity (AC)
Core Courses
Each core course below is required. Students must earn a minimum grade of “C.”
ECE 133
REFLECTIVE PRACTICES IN EARLY LEARNING
3 cr.
ENGL 175
INTRODUCTION TO LGBTQ STUDIES
5 cr.
SOC 131
RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE U.S.
3 cr.
WS 101
INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES
5 cr.
WS 220
RACE, CLASS, GENDER AND SEXUALITY
5 cr.
WS 225
RACISM & WHITE PRIVILEGE IN THE U.S.
3 cr.
Elective Courses
Choose one of the following:
ASL 125
AMERICAN DEAF CULTURE
5 cr.
ENGL 140
WOMEN IN LITERATURE
3 cr.
ENGL 176
NATURE AND THE HUMANITIES
4 cr.
ENGL 254
INTRODUCTION TO QUEER LITERATURE
3 cr.
ENGL 267
AMERICAN MULTIETHNIC LIT
3 cr.
HIST&215
WOMEN IN U.S. HISTORY
5 cr.
HIST&219
NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY
5 cr.
HIST 275
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY
5 cr.
Total Required Credits: 27-29