Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Women's Studies

ALLEGHENY, BOYCE, NORTH, SOUTH  
Certificate (106)

The Women's Studies certificate will enhance awareness of women's issues. Upon completion of this program, graduates may seek to transfer certificate courses to a women's studies degree program at a college or university. Students should choose electives based on educational/employment requirements and transfer of the course(s) to colleges and universities.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Identify historical and current social, legal, economic, political and psychological issues in women's lives, locally and globally.
  2. Describe women's contribution to and participation in culture, politics, society, economy and religion and how the methodologies and theories of feminism have changed these changed these institutions.
  3. Connect concepts of power, privilege, oppression and patriarchy within various historical, economic, political and psychological areas.
  4. Describe how gender (along with class, race, ethnicity, ability, physical and mental challenges and sexual orientation) combine to form identity.
  5. Discuss forms of institutional discrimination and violence against women.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Certificate Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 18

First Semester

 
Course #Course NameCredits

SOC-160

Introduction to Women's Studies

3

ENG-118

Women as Writers 1

3

HIS-219

History of Women

3

PSY-109

Psychology of Women

3

                 

Restricted Electives2

69

                 

Total Credits

18–21

 

1Course has a prerequisite that must be completed prior to enrolling in this course.

2Restricted   Electives:

ANT-102

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

BIO-120

Human Reproduction/Sexually Transmitted Diseases      

3

ETH-112   

Understanding Violence in America

3

PAL-105

Family Law

3

PSY-114 

Human Sexuality

3

SOC-201 

Sociology of the Family

3

SOC-210

The Sociology of Sexual Behavior

3

SOC-211

Racial & Ethnic Minorities

3

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