Liberal Arts and Sciences A.A. Transfer Program, Advisement Sequence in Women’s Studies

Program Description

Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary curriculum that examines women's lives, issues and work. It offers students the opportunity to study how gender intersects with sexuality, class, race, ethnicity, and nationality within cultural, historical and global contexts. Courses will equip students to describe the conditions of women in various cultures and societies; understand the causes and consequences of those conditions; evaluate a range of theories of gender construction and inequality, and discuss related philosophical issues; and appreciate women's contributions and achievements. In addition, the program will look at the ways that scholars differ about women's experiences in the world.

Students intending to transfer as a Women's Studies major to a specific four-year institution must work closely with their faculty advisor and the Counseling Center.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  2. Think critically to evaluate and present well-reasoned arguments;
  3. Reason scientifically and apply scientific principles to understand the natural world;
  4. Reason quantitatively and apply mathematical principles to the inquiry process;
  5. Recognize the value of artistic expression for oneself and others;
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of Western history and culture;
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the complex and diverse ways in which human beings construct communities;
  8. Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language to the intermediate level;
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of one's values and the values of others;
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelatedness of multiple disciplines and perspectives;
  11. Describe ways that gender intersects with sexuality, class, race, ethnicity, and nationality within cultural, historical and global contexts.