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WGQS 001: Introduction to Women's Studies

Course Description

This course introduces students to the study of women and gender, from an intersectional perspective. The course provides an overview of the "waves" of women's rights movements in U.S. history and debates about women's roles in society. With this grounding in a variety of feminist discourses, students have the opportunity to explore contemporary women's rights issues in both local and global contexts. Topics include: the social construction of gender, race, class, sexualities, and disabilities in different cultures; women's sexualities and gender identities; health and reproductive issues; family structures; violence against women; the economics of women's labor, paid and unpaid; education, political activism and social justice. All genders are equally welcome in this course.

Units: 4

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade, Pass/No Pass
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 64 – 72
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: C. Humanities
    D. Social Sciences: D1 - Social and Behavioral Sciences
    F. Cultural Diversity
  • CSU GE: Area D - Social Sciences
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 4 - Social and Behavioral Science
  • C-ID: SJS 120 - Introduction to Women's Studies
Last Updated 7/19/23