Gender Studies

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: A1201)

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.
Core Requirements
HUM 120INTRODUCTION TO GENDER AND WOMEN'S STUDIES3
HUM 121WOMEN AND GENDER IN WORLD CULTURE3
HUM 122WOMEN AND GENDER IN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS3
HUM 123WOMEN AND GENDER IN WORLD ART3
Complete 6-8 units from recommended electives6-8
Recommended Electives:
LITERATURE BY WOMEN
WOMEN IN WORLD HISTORY
WOMEN'S HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY
Total Units18-20

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