Women’s and Gender Studies

Curriculum SOC.WGS.AA (U224A15)

The formation of women’s identity and the construction of gender, past and present, are integral to the courses in this program. This interdisciplinary curriculum includes exciting coursework that explores human experience and identity through the lens of gender. Students investigate and analyze how society, economics, history and culture impact the construction of gender.

Students who enroll in Women’s and Gender Studies will be well-prepared to transfer into a four-year degree program that offers a major or minor in women’s and/or gender studies. Many courses in the Women’s and Gender Studies program also fulfill general education requirements that will easily transfer to four-year colleges and universities, even if a student wishes to major in another area. Appropriate for those planning to study a variety of disciplines, including, but not limited to business, communications, humanities, health and human services. Exploration of the women’s and gender-focused topics in this curriculum also will be useful for those already in professional settings, as it will broaden understanding of current cultural expectations of women and men and support sensitivity to gender issues in the workplace.

The following courses, when designated as women’s and gender studies sections, are recommended to complete the General Education Core requirements and/or fulfill elective requirements. There also will be special topics courses in Women’s and Gender Studies offered in various disciplines that are appropriate to this curriculum.

General Education Core: 12 to 13 courses (37-41 semester credits)

Communications: Three courses (nine semester credits)

 

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric and Composition I

3

 

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric and Composition II

3

 

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

Note: Grade of "C" or better is an IAI requirement for RHT 101and RHT 102.

Social & Behavioral Sciences: Three courses (nine semester credits) with courses selected from at least two disciplines.

 

ANT 101

*Introduction to Anthropology

3

 

ANT 103

*Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

 

ANT 150

*Cultural Contexts

3

 

GEO 104

*Contemporary World Cultures

3

 

GEO 105

*Introduction to Economic Geography

3

 

GEO 106

Regional Geography of Africa and Asia

3

 

HIS 141

*World History I

3

 

HIS 142

*World History II

3

 

HIS 151

History of the United States to 1877

3

 

HIS 152

History of the United States Since 1877

3

 

HIS 156

*African History

3

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PSY 201

Introduction to Social Psychology

3

#

PSY 216

Child Psychology

3

 

SOC 100

Introduction to Sociology

3

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SOC 120

Social Patterns of Courtship & Marriage

3

 

SOC 131

Social Problems

3

Humanities & Fine Arts: Three courses (nine semester credits) with at least one course selected from Humanities and at least one course from the Fine Arts.

Fine Arts

 

ART 111

Ancient to Medieval Art

3

 

ART 112

Renaissance to Modern Art

3

 

MCM 150

Film History and Appreciation

3

 

MUS 110

Listening to Music

3

 

SPE 130

Introduction to Theater

3

Humanities

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ENG 101

Introduction to Poetry

3

#

ENG 103

Introduction to Fiction

3

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ENG 202

Introduction to Drama

3

 

HUM 151

Great Books of the West I

3

 

HUM 152

Great Books of the West II

3

 

HUM 165

*Introduction to the Latin American Experience

3

 

PHL 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

 

PHL 103

Ethics

3

Mathematics: One course (three semester credits)

Physical & Life Sciences: Two courses (seven to eight semester credits), with one course selected from the Life Sciences and one course from the Physical Sciences, including at least one laboratory course.

Life Science

 

BIS 102

Human Heredity and Society

4

 

BIS 104

Issues in Modern Biology

4

Physical Science: one course (four to five credits)

Recommended Electives:

 

ART 110

Looking at Art

3

 

COL 101

Introduction to College

1

 

CSG 150

Career/Life Planning

1

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ENG 170

Introduction to Children’s Literature

3

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HUM 170

Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies

3

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PSY 250

Psychology of Gender

3

 

SPE 141

Introduction to Performance Studies

3

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SPE 294

Gender and Communication

3

(Select courses that meet the BA requirements of your transfer college.)

General education requirements: AA degree

37-41

Women’s and Gender Studies designated courses or other electives for AA degree

23-27

Chairperson: Bill Decker, Ext. 3509