Revised Program Requirements

 

The Women's Studies Option of General Studies A.A. degree program gives students the opportunity to study the perspectives and contributions of women while promoting an understanding of and respect for gender differences and interdependence. This option emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of research and data in women's issues and provides a broad foundation in various disciplines. 

Graduates of the Women’s Studies Option of the General Studies A.A. degree program will be able to

        analyze the social construction of gender roles;

         explain the ways that race, class, and sexual orientation intersect with gender;

         identify the issues facing women across cultures;

         explain the history of women’s roles in the United States;

         analyze the significance of gender in multiple areas of study, including literature, health, psychology, history, and sociology; and

         write researched papers using proper documentation.

 

Program Concentration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Credits

WMS 1010 Introduction to Women’s Studies . . . . . . . . 3

HST 2100 The History of Women in America  .......     3

EGL 2500 Women in Literature. . . . . . . . . . . . . .......    3

HLE 2250 Health Issues for Women. . . . . . . . . .......    3

PSY 2100 The Psychology of Women. . . . . . . . .......   3

SOC 1020 Marriage and the Family      . . . . . . . . . ......3

 

Required General Education Courses . . . . 34–35 Credits

English Composition I and II*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6        

 Humanities* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Choose one course from each group:

 Group 1:One Speech course from approved general education list

Group 2: One Art, Music, Theater, Philosophy, Literature or Foreign Language course

from approved general education list

Mathematics*................................... 3

Science*........................................ 7

Two courses; one of which must carry laboratory credit

Social Sciences* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Group 1:           One History course from approved general education list

Group 2:           Pyschology 1010

 

Computer Literacy*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

CIS 1010

One additional course from either the Social Science

or Humanities approved general education list* . . . 3

Electives           . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Foreign language recommended

Any credit courses except PED

Total Required for A.A. Degree . . . . . . . . . 61–62 Credits