Women's Studies (WS)

INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES
WS   101 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ENGL 098 taken at 5 credits or recommended score on the writing placement test for ENGL 101.

Contemporary feminist theory analyzing systems of power, privilege and inequity particularly with respect to gender, race, class, sexuality, age, and ability. Topics may include women and gender socialization, family, work, politics, health, sexuality, body image, violence, spirituality, art, and culture. Fulfills either Humanities or Social Science distribution requirements for the A.A. transfer degree. [HA,HR,SE,SS]

WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD
WS   201 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Study of current issues affecting women. International feminism, reproductive rights, women in leadership, and affirmative action from a cross-cultural perspective. Fulfills either humanities or social science distribution requirements for the associate degree. [HA, SE, SS]

WOMEN'S CULTURE
WS   210 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

A study of women's art and women in the arts, with emphasis on the roles and images of women in fine and folk art, music, film and mythology. Examines the historical events and sociological factors influencing those roles and images. Fulfills either humanities or social science distribution requirements for the A.A. transfer degree. [HA, SE, SS]

RACE, CLASS, GENDER AND SEXUALITY
WS   220 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: WS 101.

Studies the social construction of difference, inequality and privilege in race, class, gender, sex, and sexual orientation in the U.S. Examines how these categories are created, maintained, and experienced; how meaning is assigned to those categories; and how social constructions can be challenged. [SE, SS] [PNP]

RACISM & WHITE PRIVILEGE IN THE U.S.
WS   225 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Critical examination of racism and white privilege in the U.S. analyzing systems of power, privilege and inequity; racial identity; and intercultural competence. [SE, SS] [PNP]

SELECTED TOPICS
WS   280 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

This course focuses on selected topics in women's studies. Topics vary and course theme and content change to reflect new topics. This course may be repeated for credit. [SE]

SPECIAL PROJECTS
WS   290 5 Credits/Units

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit.

Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. [GE]