Concentration in Women's Studies (Plan Code: LASDTAA, Subplan Code: WOMENSSTDY)

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Core Courses 1
WS 101Introduction to Women's Studies5
WS 201Women Across Cultures-Women's Studies5
WS 220Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality-Women's Studies5
Electives 29-11
Women Artists Through History (5 credits/units)
Introduction to LGBTQ Studies (5 credits/units)
Literature By Women (5 credits/units)
Queer Literature (5 credits/units)
Women In US History (5 credits/units)
Women In World History I (5 credits/units)
Women In World History II (5 credits/units)
Women's Health (3 credits/units)
Domestic VIolence (5 credits/units)
Women, Arts, and Culture-Women's Studies (5 credits/units)
Racism & White Privilege In The U.S.-Women's Studies (3 credits/units)
Selected Topics (1-3 credits/units)
Special Projects (1-5 credits/units)
Total Credits/Units Required for Concentration24-26
Total Credits/Units for AADTA90

Core courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.


At least three elective credits/units must be WS prefix courses

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Describe foundational concepts in Women's Studies such as: the personal is political; the waves of feminism; the diversity of women's experiences; the difference between sex and gender; the history of feminist activism for social justice; and, women's contributions to culture, politics, history, etc.
  • Explain the social construction of identity and difference, analyzing power, privilege and inequality from feminist theoretical perspectives, distinguishing the intersections between gender and other social and cultural identities, such as race, sex, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, class, ability and sexuality, and locating oneself within the hierarchy of identities.
  • Analyze institutional, ideological, and individual components that maintain or challenge systems of oppression in contemporary U.S. society and throughout the world.

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