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2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts and Sciences A.A. Transfer Program, Advisement Sequence in Women's Studies


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Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary curriculum that examines women's lives, issues and work. It offers students the opportunity to study how gender intersects with sexuality, class, race, ethnicity, and nationality within cultural, historical and global contexts. Courses will equip students to describe the conditions of women in various cultures and societies; understand the causes and consequences of those conditions; evaluate a range of theories of gender construction and inequality, and discuss related philosophical issues; and appreciate women's contributions and achievements. In addition, the program will look at the ways that scholars differ about women's experiences in the world.

Students intending to transfer as a Women's Studies major to a specific four-year institution must work closely with their faculty advisor and the Counseling Center.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  2. Think critically to evaluate and present well-reasoned arguments;
  3. Reason scientifically and apply scientific principles to understand the natural world;
  4. Reason quantitatively and apply mathematical principles to the inquiry process;
  5. Recognize the value of artistic expression for oneself and others;
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of Western history and culture;
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the complex and diverse ways in which human beings construct communities;
  8. Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language to the intermediate level;
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of one's values and the values of others;
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelatedness of multiple disciplines and perspectives;
  11. Describe ways that gender intersects with sexuality, class, race, ethnicity, and nationality within cultural, historical and global contexts.

Requirements (64-69 Credits)


College Core Requirements (31-34 Credits)


Major Requirements (18 Credits)


Note: Six credits must be at the 200-level

Directed Electives (15-17 Credits)


  • Philosophy elective (any PHL) 3 credits
  • Fine Arts elective (any ART, MUS, THR, IDS 210 ) 3 credits **
  • Science elective 3-4 credits **
  • General elective 3 credits
  • Liberal Arts elective 3-4 credits ***

Note:


* Foreign Language: Students with high school credits must take the placement test to determine placement. Students can receive credit for 111 and 112. ESL 142 , ESL 152  and/or ESL 192  fulfill requirements. Students with documented English as Foreign Language, but no ESL credits can replace with Liberal Arts electives.

** One Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) course is needed to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements.  This course may be selected from Humanities, Science or Social Science areas.

*** Intermediate level Foreign Language is recommended for those students transferring to an institution which requires more than two semesters of a single Foreign Language.

**** This must include courses in more than one discipline, and a course in a non-western culture, literature, or history. Students may take one discipline-specific internship as part of this requirement. Fifteen credits of WMS courses must be taken from courses cross-listed in at least two of the following disciplines (that is, WMS/HUM, WMS/SOC, WMS/SCI):

BIO 103 /WMS 103  Women's Health
ENG 160 /WMS 160  Introduction to Literature by Women
ENG 265/WMS 265  Women's Autobiography
HIST 124/WMS 124 Women of the World
PHL 123/WMS 123  Ethics: Feminist Perspectives
PHL 125 /WMS 125  Feminism
PSY 211 /WMS 211  Psychology of Women
PSY 250 /WMS 250  Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality

Recommended Sequence of Study


Semester 1


Semester 2


Semester 3


  • Philosophy elective (any PHL) 3 credits
  • Social Science elective 3 credits **
  • 200-Level Liberal Arts elective 3 credits ***
  • Humanities elective 3 credits **
  • Liberal Arts elective 3 credits

Semester 4


  • Fine Arts elective (any ART, MUS, THR, IDS 210) 3 credits **
  • Science elective (with lab) 4 credits **
  • 200-Level Liberal Arts elective 3 credits ***
  • Liberal Arts elective 3 credits
  • General elective 3 credits

Note:


* Foreign Language: Students with high school credits must take the placement test to determine placement. Students can receive credit for 111 and 112. ESL 142 , ESL 152  and/or ESL 192  fulfill requirements. Students with documented English as Foreign Language, but no ESL credits can replace with Liberal Arts electives.

** One Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) course is needed to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements.  This course may be selected from Humanities, Science or Social Science areas.

*** This must include courses in more than one discipline, and a course in a non-western culture, literature, or history. Students may take one discipline-specific internship as part of this requirement. Fifteen credits of WMS courses must be taken from courses cross-listed in at least two of the following disciplines (that is, WMS/HUM, WMS/SOC, WMS/SCI):

BIO 103 /WMS 103  Women's Health
ENG 160 /WMS 160  Introduction to Literature by Women
ENG 265/WMS 265  Women's Autobiography
HIST 124/WMS 124 Women of the World
PHL 123/WMS 123  Ethics: Feminist Perspectives
PHL 125 /WMS 125  Feminism
PSY 211 /WMS 211  Psychology of Women
PSY 250 /WMS 250  Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality

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