Women’s and Gender Studies employs an interdisciplinary and global perspective to examine gender as it intersects with race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, and ability. Students learn collaboratively to challenge systemic oppression and examine privilege. Women’s and Gender studies courses allow students to develop skills useful in both their studies and their communities as they analyze current problems in areas such as employment, the family, health, and the legal system. The program emphasizes feminist and anti-racist instruction that promotes social justice and change. 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 and Gender 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 and Gender Studies Focus Award at PCC prepares students for entry into Women’s and Gender 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 and Gender 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: email@example.com
|WS 101||Women's Studies||4|
Plus an additional 8 credits of Women's Studies courses selected for the courses listed below.
|AD 103||Women and Addiction||3|
|ART 210||Women in Art||4|
|COMM 237||Gender and Communication||4|
|EC 216||Labor Markets: Economics of Gender, Race, and Work||4|
|ENG 222||Images of Women in Literature||4|
|ENG 260||Introduction to Women Writers||4|
|HE 212||Women's Health||4|
|HST 204||History of Women in the U.S.: Pre-colonial to 1877||4|
|HST 205||History of Women in the U.S.: 1877 to Present||4|
|HST 225||History of Global Sexualities and Families||4|
|PSY 231||Human Sexuality||4|
|PSY 232||Human Sexuality||4|
|SOC 218||Sociology of Gender||4|
|SPA 271A||Readings in Spanish Literature (Women Writers)||3|
|WS 201||Intercultural Women's Studies||4|
|WS 202||Women, Activism and Social Change||4|
|WS 210||Introduction to Queer Studies||4|