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Women's Studies

Women's Studies courses offer students opportunities to explore the roles of women in society, images of women today, equality and power issues, gender, race, ethnicity and social status of women in the United States.

Program Curriculum


  • General Education Designation: Cultural Diversity - [C]
  • General Education Designation: Social and Behavioral Sciences - [SB]

See an academic advisor for specific program requirements.

  • American Women Since 1920 (WST 161): Continuation of the history of women in America from 1920 to the present, based on a feminist perspective. Includes discussion of the roles and status of immigrant and ethnic minority women. Prerequisites: None.

Note: WST 161 satisfies General Education Requirement C, H, & SB towards fulfillment of AGEC or Associates Degree.  See an academic advisor for specific program requirements.

Transfer Options

The Women's Studies curriculum is designed to meet general studies requirements for degrees at MCCCD as well as the state universities. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should contact the Transfer Center for specific information on transfer requirements. 

Career and Employment Outlook

The Women's Studies curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, which can be applied to a variety of careers. Examples of fields in which those with a Women's Studies background have pursued careers such as counseling, education, humanities, psychology, sociology, public health, social work, and law.

For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, wage, and employment trend information.