2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Mar 03, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s Studies, AA [WMST-AA, 60 Total Credits]


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 are skills that will serve the students well in their personal professional and social lives.


  1. Explain and identify the contributions that women have made throughout history in all aspects of life and the sources of their omission from traditional approaches to scholarship and traditional centers of power.
  2. Explain contemporary issues concerning gender and sexual orientation in culture and society, global and local activism, and structural and cultural analyses.
  3. Summarize knowledge of feminist theories, multidisciplinary perspectives, feminist research methodologies, and ethics.
  4. Cultivate abstract thinking, analyze situations and texts, organize information and analyses to demonstrate good communication skills.

General Education Requirements (34 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Recommended: MATH 120 or 120E.

English Composition (6-8 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Analytical Reasoning (3 Credits)

Natural Science (6-7 Credits)

Two courses from the following, one must include a lab.

Fine Arts (3 Credits)

Values and Diversity

All students MUST fulfill this requirement. Course chosen may also be used to fulfill the corresponding general education or special program requirements.

Special Program Requirements (26 credits)

Women’s Studies Electives (9 credits)

  • Any WMST prefix course not used in the Core Requirements. See an Academic Advisor or Counselor for course selection.

Social Science (9 Credits)

Nine credits must be from three different disciplines.