2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 07, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s and Gender Studies Option, Humanities, A.A.

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This option is designed for students interested in civic engagement, social justice and advocacy scholarship that centers gender and women’s issues, concerns and experiences across disciplines and in a global context.  Women’s and Gender Studies courses consider how ideas and practices about gender and sexuality shape identities, institutions, nations, and global exchanges.  Women’s roles in – and contributions to – history, literature, culture, and the social sciences will also be examined  Students choosing this Option may transfer to a four-year college where Women’s and/or Gender Studies is offered as a major or minor or paired with another discipline such as Political Science, Education, Literature, History, Psychology or Sociology.  Knowledge of Women’s and Gender Studies is an asset for students choosing careers in the non-profit sector, teaching, researching, counseling, social work, human services and other areas.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Discuss and appreciate diverse historical, scientific, economic, literary, artistic, cultural, and social perspectives of women
  • Explain and analyze the conditions of women and girls across cultures through written and verbal communication in classroom and community settings
  • Examine issues, perspectives, methodologies and research in the interdisciplinary, multicultural, academic field of Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Explicate the concept of intersectionality by considering the ways in which gender intersects with other social categories of difference such as race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, ability and age
  • Synthesize and evaluate course and experiential learning through written and verbal communication
  • Describe the relationship of feminism to the central questions, arguments and movements in the history of Women’s and Gender Studies


General Education - 45-48 credits

As described in the General Education  section of the catalog and as identified below:

Career Studies - 3 credits

Elective - 0-3 credits

Total credits required for degree: 60


**Offered Spring term only

Program Code for registration: HUWGS

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Suggested Sequence - Humanities Program A.A. Degree Women’s Studies Option

The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years. This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Foundational Studies requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date. An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs. See a counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.

Total Credits: 15-17

Semester 2 - Spring Term

Total Credits: 15-16

Semester 3 - Fall Term

Total Credits: 16

Semester 4 - Spring Term

Total Credits: 12-15

Sequence Notes:

(1) A minimum of 12 credits is required from the Mathematics , Sciences  or Technological Competency  knowledge areas.

Transfer Information

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Degree Audit Information

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