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Women and Gender Studies

Program Overview

Do you have a talent for thinking critically, analyzing problems, and effectively communicating your findings? Do you have a passion for feminism and gender identities in a cultural and historical aspect? If so, consider a future in Women and Gender Studies.

As a student of our Women and Gender Studies program, you’ll get to discuss and critique the historical and contemporary theories and practices of feminism and gender identities. Our experienced instructors will ask you to delve into the experiences and perspectives of women and explore cultural and global issues of equality during this intensive interdisciplinary liberal arts program. Courses cover gender, history, culture, class, race, ethnicity, and sexuality.

Upon completion, you may seek professional roles like a child, family, and school social worker, human resources specialist, lawyer, postsecondary instructor, and more.

Make it happen. Start your work in Women and Gender Studies today!

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Phoenix College?

Identifying as female or not, those hoping to explore the roles of women in society, gender equality issues, and the social status of women in the United States may turn to the Women's Studies program at Phoenix College. The women's studies curriculum offers courses like an introduction to women`s and gender studies to the history of women in America since 1920 taught from a feminist perspective.

While our women's studies courses do not lead to any particular degree at PC, these classes often fulfill the general education requirements needed for a certificate or associate's degree. Upon completion of these courses, students have gone on to work in the world of sociology, psychology, media, education, and more.

Next Steps

Discuss your course load with an academic advisor inside the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC) at our historic, centrally located campus. Future students may contact the program director, Sandra Leal, LCSW, for more information.