Associate in Arts Women and Gender Studies Emphasis to BS at ASU

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Studying women and gender is about more than feminism and sexuality. Learning about women’s history, experiences, and perspectives through time is critical to understanding who we are as a people today. Women’s studies aims to analyze how cultural and social forces shape our society with a focus on solving real-world problems.

At MCC, you’ll explore such topics as history, culture, class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender to help bring about equality, understanding, and peace. The skills you gain, combined with your passion for social justice, will poise you to become a leader in your community.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Associate Degree / University Transfer
Academic Plan
Associate in Arts (AA)
Academic Plan Code
8400
Total Credits Required
62–63
Catalog Year
2019-2020
Transfer Partner
Arizona State University
Transfer Program
Women and Gender Studies (Bachelor of Science)

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  • Analyze historic, contemporary, and recurring issues in society through the perspective of feminist theory and women and gender studies.
  • Apply an interdisciplinary perspective to critically evaluate the interrelationship between gender and race, class, and sexual orientation.
  • Evaluate how gender identity was and is portrayed in various social and cultural perspectives through the lens of feminist theory.
  • Understand how feminist theories and methodologies have local, national, and global applications and consequences.
  • Evaluate and implement strategies to address societal and power inequities to improve women's status and promote social justice and human rights.
  • Think critically about the impact of popular culture in shaping individual and collective gender identities.
  • Communicate in varied settings, both orally and in writing, in a culturally responsive manner.

Career Opportunities

Having a strong understanding of how gender issues affect society is more important than ever, and a degree in women’s studies can open various doors to careers in health care, public policy, business, human resources, and the arts.

Successful completion of the Associate in Arts program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers

$58,830

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
  • This course sequence is still pending final approval

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness area requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
WST100 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Critical course Gateway course C, SB 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
MAT141 or
MAT142
College Mathematics or College Mathematics MA 3–4
SB Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Elective Elective Course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Humanities, Arts, & Design Course Choose ASB211 or HUM209 or WST209 or ENH284 or WST284 or REL290 or WST290 for Academic Certificate 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CRE101 or
L
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or Literacy & Critical Inquiry If CRE101 exempt, complete a course that meets the Literacy requirement L 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication Recommend choosing COM225 to simultaneously fulfill the MCCCD Communication and Literacy Requirement if CRE101 exempt SB or L or SB 3
Elective

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
WST Select any of the following WST courses WST120 OR WST128 OR WST160 OR WST161 OR WST200 OR WST206 OR WST207 OR AFR207 OR WST209 OR HUM209 OR WST244 OR HLR286 OR WST286 OR WST290 OR REL290 3
SQ Natural Sciences SQ Course 4
HU Humanities, Arts, & Design Course 3
Elective Elective Course 3
H or G or
Elective
Historical (H) or Global (G) Awareness. or Elective Course If H or G met in previous terms, complete an elective 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Electives Three Elective Courses 9
SQ or SG
CS Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications 3

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness area requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
WST100 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Critical course Gateway course C, SB 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Humanities, Arts, & Design Course Choose ASB211 or HUM209 or WST209 or ENH284 or WST284 or REL290 or WST290 for Academic Certificate 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT141 or
MAT142
College Mathematics or College Mathematics MA 3–4
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology SB 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CRE101 or
L
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or Literacy & Critical Inquiry If CRE101 exempt, complete a course that meets the Literacy requirement L 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication Recommend choosing COM225 to simultaneously fulfill the MCCCD Communication and Literacy Requirement if CRE101 exempt SB or L or SB 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ Natural Sciences SQ Course 4
HU Humanities, Arts, & Design Course 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Elective
SQ or SG

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Elective Elective Course 3
CS Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
WST Select any of the following WST courses WST120 OR WST128 OR WST160 OR WST161 OR WST200 OR WST206 OR WST207 OR AFR207 OR WST209 OR HUM209 OR WST244 OR HLR286 OR WST286 OR WST290 OR REL290 3
Elective Elective Course 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Electives Two Elective Courses 6

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
H or G or
Elective
Historical (H) or Global (G) Awareness. or Elective Course If H or G met in previous terms, complete an elective 3
Elective Elective Course 3

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

This Course Sequence is a “shared” program or a program that is offered at multiple Maricopa colleges. The colleges offering the program collaborate on the sequencing of the courses. However, since each college may differ in course scheduling and faculty availability, Course Sequences may vary by college, but should not impact program applicability or transfer.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Arts in Associate in Arts (https://curriculum.maricopa.edu/sites/default/files/aa1819.pdf).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog Year Effective Dates
2019-2020 Current
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019