Women’s Studies

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01201)

Designed to provide both female and male students with a historical and global perspective on the role of women in society, a comprehension of the dynamics of gender, race, and class; and an introduction to contemporary issues current in the women’s movement. The major is cross-cultural and interdisciplinary in nature. The coursework seeks to promote teaching and research in the service of eliminating sexism while providing a rigorous scholarly inquiry of women’s rapidly changing economic, legal, and political position in society.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • By the end of the program the student will analyze literature and cultural artifacts and write and evaluate papers on topics such as point of view and themes of exile, abuse, oppression, and gender specific messages.
  • Student will be able to identify and conduct comparative analyses of major historiographic and cultural perspectives, concepts, issues, historic relationships, contributions, and paradigms that are relevant to the female experience and feminist perspectives.
Program Requirements
ENGL 280LITERATURE BY WOMEN3
HIST 132WOMEN IN WORLD HISTORY3
SOC 135SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY3
Foreign Language
Select 5 units of foreign language5
Electives
Select 6 units of the following:6
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Women in Western Art History, 1550--- PRESENT
ASIAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II
FILIPINO-AMERICAN HISTORY
MYTHOLOGY IN LITERATURE
WOMEN'S HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
WORLD MYTHOLOGY
COMPARATIVE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS I
COMPARATIVE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS II
MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I
MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II
MEXICAN AND MEXICAN-AMERICAN CULTURES IN THE UNITED STATES
MEXICAN AND MEXICAN-AMERICAN CULTURES IN THE UNITED STATES
Total Units20
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Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information.

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.