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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Women's Studies
Major: 6225
First Term: 2012 Spring    Final Term: Current
Award: AC
Total Credits: 15
CIPS Code: 24.0101
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: Shared by: MC, PV
Occupational Area: Not Applicable
Instructional Council: Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs (72)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Academic Certificate (AC) in Women's Studies is an intensive interdisciplinary liberal arts certificate program, provides students with tools and opportunities to discuss and critique historical and contemporary theories and practices of feminism(s). The curriculum enables students to write well, think critically and analyze problems effectively. Students complete a variety of courses focusing on women's experiences and perspectives, exploring topics such as history, culture, class, race, ethnicity, sexuality and gender in order to help bring about equality, understanding, and peace. These courses are culturally responsive to the diversity of one half of the world's people, their work, and their impact on multicultural societies.

Program Notes:
+ indicates course has a prerequisite

Required Courses
 Credits: 3
 WST100Women and Society3
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 12
 ASB211Women in Other Cultures3
 ENH/WST28419th Century Women Writers3
 ENH/WST285Contemporary Women Writers3
 HIS201History of Women in America3
 HLR/WST286Women and Health: Body/Mind/Spirit/Connection3
 HUM/WST209Women and Films3
+PSY235Psychology of Gender Differences3
+PSY258Domestic Problems and Crises3
 REL/WST290Women and Religion3
 SOC212Gender and Society3
 WST105Women of Color in America3
 WST110Women and Gender: A Feminist Psychology3
 WST120Gender, Class, and Race3
 AJS/WST128Law and Violence Against Women3
 WST160Women and Early American Experience3
 WST161American Women Since 19203
 WST200Essential Feminist Writing3
 AIS/ENH/WST261Native Women's Literature: The Americas3

Program Competencies
1.Identify and explain historical and contemporary issues that have affected women's lives in the areas of family, work, health, and social status, and apply sociological and feminist perspectives to the analysis of these issues. (WST100)

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.