Friday, February 12, 2016

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.

 

SEE THE WOMEN'S STUDIES DEGREE SHEETS FOR STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES, GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (SEE AN ACADEMIC COUNSELOR FOR DETAILS AND GUIDANCE):

 

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.


WOMEN'S STUDIES DEGREE SHEETS (PDF)