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Women's Studies

WHAT IS WOMEN’S STUDIES?

Women’s studies focus on women’s issues in history, politics, and cultural life.

WHY STUDY WOMEN’S STUDIES?

Coursework in women's studies is supportive of four-year degree programs in women's studies as well as the related fields of human services, education, American studies and other social sciences and humanities.

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A WOMEN’S STUDIES DEGREE?

Most participating students report that courses directly related to women's studies have had a profound impact on their lives.

By viewing world events and cultures through the filters of different genders, students can gain powerful perspectives on freedom and empowerment.

Women's studies majors learn to value the achievements of female leaders over the years while positioning themselves for their own cultural breakthroughs.

Careers in Women's Studies

Types of Jobs

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Individuals who focus on women's studies often work in the following profession:

  • College Cultural Studies Teacher

 

Skills Acquired

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Women's studies programs include topics such as:

  • Feminist theory
  • Race and social class
  • Gay and lesbian issues
  • Philosophy
  • Political science
  • Public policy

Degrees in Women's Studies

Coursework in this area is supportive of 4-year degree programs in women's studies as well as the related fields of human services education, American studies and other social sciences and humanities.

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Associate of Arts Degree with Emphasis in Women's Studies

Coursework in this area is supportive of 4-year degree programs in women's studies as well as the related fields of human services, education, American studies and other social sciences and humanities.

Required Courses - 6 credits

Code Title Credits
WMST 1121 Women Across Cultures 3
or ANTH 1121 Women Across Cultures 3
or SOC 1121 Women Across Cultures 3

Complete three courses from the following for 9 credits:

Code Title Credits
BIOL 1125 Sex and Human Diversity 3
ENGL 1140 Gender and Literature 3
HIST 1131 Family: Sex/Gender/Power: A Cross-Cultural, Historical Perspective 3
PSYC 1106 Psychology of Women 3
SOC 1115 Sociology of Sex and Gender Roles 3