Saturday, November 29, 2014

Academics

 

Women's Studies Program

Women's Studies

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE (AA)

Gender shapes human consciousness and determines the social, economic, political, and cultural organization of human society throughout history.  Students who enter into women’s studies will thus be exposed to the historical and contemporary issues of gender. We are committed to providing a setting for students to develop critical thinking and writing skills, the ability to analyze material, the use of abstract thinking, and oral presentations. These skills that will serve the students well in their personal professional and social lives.

 

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES - Graduates of this program will have the opportunity to:

  •  Demonstrate knowledge of the contributions that women have made throughout history in all aspects of life, sources of their omission from traditional approaches to scholarship and traditional centers of power, and contemporary issues concerning gender and sexual orientation in culture and society.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of feminist theories, multidisciplinary perspectives, feminist research methodologies and ethics, global and local activism, and structural and cultural analyses, especially the intersectionality of gender, race, and class.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think abstractly, read critically, analyze situations, organize material, write well, and conduct oral presentations, all of which are useful skills that employers welcome.
ALL CSN COURSES TRANSFER; HOWEVER, THOSE WITH “B” SUFFIXES SPECIFICALLY DO NOT TRANSFER TO NSC, UNLV, AND UNR. IN SUBJECT AREA LISTED BELOW WHERE SPECIFIC COURSE NUMBERS ARE NOT LISTED, CONSULT A COUNSELOR/ADVISOR TO ENSURE TRANSFERABILITY OF ALL COURSES.
Courses with “G” suffixes are designated Honors level courses and can be used to fulfill equivalent general education requirements.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (35 Credits):

ENGLISH:  ENG 100 or 101 or 113 and 102 or 114, 6-8 Credits.

LITERATURE:  ENG 231 or ENG 232, 3 Credits.

ANALYTICAL THINKING:  PHIL 102, 3 Credits.

MATHEMATICS:  MATH 120, 124 or above, 3 Credits.

LIFE AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES:  (Two courses from the following, one must include a lab): AST, BIOL, CHEM 105, or above, ENV, GEOG 103, 104, 117, GEOL, PHYS, 7 Credits.

SOCIAL SCIENCES:  (Nine credits must be from three different disciplines) ANTH, CRJ 104, ECON, PSC, PSY, SOC, 9 Credits.

U.S. AND NEVADA CONSTITUTIONS:
PSC 101, or
HIST 101 and HIST 102, or
HIST 101 and HIST 217,  4-6 Credits.

 

SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (27 Credits):

FINE ARTS:  ART, DAN, Music, THTR, 6 Credits.

HUMANITIES: COM 101 and ENG 223 or above, HIST, International Languages 111 or above, 6 Credits.

WMST 101 Introduction to Women’s Studies, 3 Credits.

WMST 113 Gender, Race, and Class, 3 Credits.

 

Plus 9 credits from the following:

WMST 247  Philosophy and Women, 3 Credit.

WMST 250  Introduction to Feminist Theory, 3 Credits.

WMST 255  The American Women’s Movement 3 Credits.

WMST 275  Introduction to Marriage and Family 3 Credits.

WMST 285  History of Witchcraft 3 Credits.

WMST 286  Goddess Traditions 3 Credits.

WMST 295  Special Topics 3 Credits.

 

Women's Studies Courses

WMST 101 Introduction to Women’s Studies 3 (3,0,0,0)
Introduces the methods and concerns of women’s studies
drawing from history, psychology, sociology, law and language
concerns.

WMST 113 Gender, Race, and Class 3 (3,0,0,0)
Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural survey of the ways in which
gender interacts with race, age, class, and sexuality to shape
human consciousness and determine the social organization
of human society.

WMST 113G Gender, Race, and Class - Honors 3 (3,0,0,0)
Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural survey of the ways in which
gender interacts with race, age, class, and sexuality to shape
human consciousness and determine the social organization
of human society. Emphasis on interactive learning entailing
an examination of the self and one’s environment
through the use of reflective writing and dialogue.

WMST 180 The Economics of Discrimination 3 (3,0,0,0)
The Discrimination of Economics investigates the economic
causes, effects, and remedies of discrimination based on
categories such as age, ethnicity, gender, religion, national
origin, or sexuality. (Same as ECON 180.)

WMST 247 Philosophy and Women 3 (3,0,0,0)
Variety of philosophical writings by or about women, from
Plato to the present, focusing on such key concepts as
nature, equality, dignity, freedom, love and self-realization.
May include feminist critique of the western philosophical
tradition. (Same as PHIL 247.)

WMST 250 Introduction to Feminist Theory 3 (3,0,0,0)
American feminist thought in its diversity, examining the
differences among liberal, radical, Marxist, socialist, psychoanalytic,
and postmodern feminism and the challenges
to each posed by women of color.

WMST 255 The American Women’s Movement 3 (3,0,0,0)
Introduction to American women’s history and politics
focusing on race, gender, and class relations, and the legal
and economic status of women.

WMST 275 Introduction to Marriage and Family 3 (3,0,0,0)
An analysis of the internal and external forces influencing
today’s American family. Major topics include love, sex,
marriage adjustment, divorce, and problems of child rearing.
(Same as SOC 275.)

WMST 285 History of Witchcraft 3 (3,0,0,0)
The study of the figure of the witch from ancient times to
the present, and the historical, religious, and social context
from which it emerged. The course includes Paleolithic and
Neolithic religion, witches in ancient cultures, formulation
of the Christian witch concept, the witch hunt in Early
Modern Europe and in the British North American colonies,
and modern neo pagan witchcraft. (Same as HIST 285.)

WMST 286 Goddess Traditions 3 (3,0,0,0)
A study of goddess images in a variety of cultures from
prehistory to the modern age including the history, values,
beliefs, practices, and ethics systems associated with goddess
imagery. (Same as HIST 286.)

WMST 295 Special Topics 1-3 (1-3,0,0,0)
Intensive study of a major topic in women’s studies. May
be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits.