RHRJ Certificate Course Requirements
Number of Courses Required: Students must take six sources from across three categories— one foundational course, one transnational/global course, one upper-level course (300 level or above) and three additional courses from any of the below categories.
- No course may satisfy more than one certificate distribution requirement (i.e. one course cannot count as both a foundational AND transnational/global course).
- Courses counted toward satisfaction of campus-based major, minor or another Five College Certificate’s requirements may also be counted toward the RHRJ Certificate.
- Courses may be in-person, on-line, hybrid, taken during any time of year, and must be 3-credits or more
Types of Courses that Count: Courses must be from the approved RHRJ Certificate course list OR be a non-listed course that is approved by the student’s RHRJ Certificate advisor as counting toward the Certificate because the course meets the below category standards. Examples of non-listed courses that may count toward the Certificate with advisor approval:
- Study abroad courses
- Courses from other colleges/universities
- Five College courses that are enhanced with additional RHRJ content / assignments
- Evaluation of Non-Listed Courses: Students should provide their advisor with (1) a short paragraph explaining why they believe the course meets the Certificate requirements and (2) a copy of the syllabus and relevant completed assignments (if possible).
Course Category Descriptions
A foundational course has 90–100% reproductive health, rights, and justice content, as reflected in the course title and description. Foundational courses introduce students to reproductive politics, including the reproductive health, rights and justice frameworks; introduce students to thinking intersectionally about reproductive issues, for example, how gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, disability and nationality intersect to shape women’s experiences of reproductive oppression, and their resistance strategies; and teach students to think systemically about reproductive issues, rather than just individually, that is, about the impact of reproductive politics not only on individuals, but also on communities, and how social, economic, legal and political conditions impact reproduction. The material may be covered through any disciplinary or interdisciplinary lens, including history, sociology, legal studies, public policy, women, gender and sexuality studies, political science, journalism, religious studies, American studies, transnational studies, etc.
A transnational/global course has 25% reproductive health, rights, and justice content, as defined above, with a transnational/global (i.e. non-U.S.) focus.
An additional course has 25% reproductive health, rights, and justice content, as defined above.
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