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WGS Courses and AA Degree

Women's & Gender Studies Associate in Arts Degree

The goals and objectives of the Cerritos College Women's & Gender Studies Program are to prepare Women's & Gender Studies majors for an Associate in Arts degree, to transfer to four-year universities and prepare them for college work in upper division Women's & Gender Studies courses. As such, we are committed to offering a variety of interdisciplinary courses of interest to help students meet general education units.

Required Core (6 units):

  • WGS 101: Issues for Women in American Society (3 units)
  • WGS 103 or HED 103: Women, their Bodies and Health (3 units)

Select from the Following Electives (12 units):

  • WGS 102: Women and Religion (3 units)
  • WGS 104: Community Organizing and Activism (3 units)
  • WGS 105: Gender Studies and the Chicana/Latina Experience (3 units)
  • WGS 107 or HUM 107: Men and Masculinities: Constructing Manhood in America (3 units)
  • WGS 108 or KIN 108: Women in Sports (3 units)
  • WGS 109 or PHIL 109: Philosophy of the Body, Feminism, and Gender (3 units)
  • WGS 115 or COMM 115: Gender, communication, and the Digital Revolution (3 units)
  • WGS 202 or SOC 202: Gender and Society (3 units)
  • WGS 204 or HIST 204: Women in American History (3 units)
  • WGS 205 or ANTH 205: Anthropology of Sexuality and Gender (3 units)
  • WGS 206 or ECON 102: Women in the Global Economy (3 units)
  • WGS 207 or ART 207: Women and Media (3 units)
  • WGS 208 or BA 208: Leadership for Women in Business (3 units)
  • WGS 209: Gender and Science (3 units)
  • ART 109 or HUM 109: Gender and Sexuality in Art (3 units)
  • ENGL 236: Studies in Women's Literature (3 units)
  • PSYC 265: Psychology of Gender (3 units)
Total required: 18 units

To qualify for a degree in Women's & Gender Studies, students must take courses listed above and complete all A.A. degree General Education requirements for a total of at least 60 units. 

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