General Studies with Emphasis in Women and Gender Studies - Associate in Arts
The General Studies with Emphasis in Women and Gender Studies Associate in Arts Degree is an interdisciplinary field of study that examines the experiences, concerns, and needs of women from a psychological, historical, social, cultural, political, and economic perspective. The courses in the degree critically examine sex, gender, class, and feminist theory as they relate to women’s complex roles in the family, work place, society, and the world. Each course emphasizes community engagement and social activism. Students completing this program will satisfy lower division requirements necessary to pursue a Baccalaureate Degree in Women’s Studies, Social Science, Psychology, or other related fields. Students will be required to complete 18 units of Core Courses and 3-4 units of Electives with a grade of “C” or better in each course. Additionally, students are required to complete a total of 40 hours of Community Service-Learning or Community Service.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills
- Define, compare and contrast gender, ethnic and age-based stereotypes in society, literature and the media.
- Demonstrate cultural competence, civic and social responsibility.
- Demonstrate critical understanding of the contemporary structure of opportunities for women in STEM.
Area of Emphasis Requirements
|AJ 123||Women and the Criminal Justice System||3|
|EDIT 026||Women in STEM||3|
|ENGL 032||Gender in Literature||3|
|HIST 014||Women in American History||3|
|PSYCH 025||Psychology of Women: Global Perspective||3|
|WOMS 010||Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies||3|
|Select 3-4 units from the following:||3-4|
|Electronic Research and the Internet|
|Violence Against Women: Cross-Cultural Perspective|
|Marriage, Family, and Intimate Relationships|
|Introduction to Community Service- Learning|
|Select one of the following options:|
Option 1: 40 hours of Service-Learning in core and elective courses.
Option 2: 40 hours of Community Service. Service must directly address the real needs of young girls and or women in the community. Site must be approved and documented by EVC Center for Service-Learning and Public Service Coordinator.
|Area of Emphasis Requirements||18|
|General Education Requirements||39|