Gender Studies

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

The Gender Studies program focuses on gender experiences and questions of gender from a variety of perspectives including gender theories, humanities, history, religion, literature, multicultural studies, psychology, sociology, and sexuality of gender.   This program explores the historical, social, and cultural contributions of all genders within a global perspective while providing knowledge about sexual forms of oppression.  The study of gender is the study of humanity.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
  • By the end of the program the students will participate in volunteer service in the community related to Gender Studies.
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.