Women's Studies Focus Award


Women’s Studies introduces the past and present achievements and experiences of women from an interdisciplinary and global perspective. The courses explore the decisive role that gender has played and continues to play in human societies and contributes to an understanding of women’s lives. Knowledge derived from women’s studies courses will enable people to analyze current problems that women face in the areas of employment, the family, health and the legal system. Since women comprise more than half of the world’s population, an understanding of their experiences, history, needs and abilities is an asset to students considering careers in such fields as education, social service, government, business, law, the ministry, journalism, health occupations and childcare.

All women’s studies courses meet Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree (AAOT) requirements. WS 101 may be taken for either arts and letters credit, or social science credit.

The Women’s Studies Focus Award at PCC prepares students for entry into Women’s Studies Programs at the bachelor’s degree level. In Oregon these programs can be found at Portland State University, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and Lewis & Clark College.

Students must complete 12 credits of Women’s Studies courses to receive a focus award. Students who have completed the requirements for the Award should apply at www.pcc.edu/programs/womens-studies/womens-studies-focus-award.html. For more information please contact: womens-studies@pcc.edu

Required Course
WS 101Women's Studies4
Plus an additional 8 credits of Women's Studies courses selected for the courses listed below.
Elective Courses
AD 103Women and Addiction3
ART 210Women in Art4
COMM 237Gender and Communication4
EC 216Labor Markets: Economics of Gender, Race, and Work4
ENG 222Images of Women in Literature4
ENG 260Introduction to Women Writers4
HE 212Women's Health4
HST 204History of Women in the U.S.: Pre-colonial to 18774
HST 205History of Women in the U.S.: 1877 to Present4
HST 225History of Women, Sex, and the Family4
PSY 231Human Sexuality4
PSY 232Human Sexuality4
SOC 218Sociology of Gender4
SPA 271AReadings in Spanish Literature (Women Writers)3
WS 201Intercultural Women's Studies4
WS 202Women, Activism and Social Change4
WS 210Introduction to Queer Studies4