Program available at/via: [Walla Walla][Online-partial]
Department Overview: Gender and Women’s Studies at WWCC provides critical thinking and writing skills and an understanding of the contributions of diverse groups that have traditionally been less empowered in the United States, (specifically people of various genders, ethnicities, body types, income levels, and more). GWST courses are committed to emphasizing the equality of all people, in all areas of life. Courses are often interdisciplinary, (taught by faculty from Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Literature, and the Sciences), and explore concepts through various lenses, e.g. theories related to race, gender, sexuality and more. Because students acquire the ability to think more globally, they are better equipped for employment with the various public, private, government, and non-profit organizations that increasingly seek candidates with a background in GWST studies.
Program Level Outcomes:
- The ability to analyze past and present society, diverse cultures and histories to better understand individual and group behavior and enhance self-awareness.
- An understanding and working knowledge of the theories, concepts, ideas, terminology, and factual evidence in selected fields within the social sciences.
- Sensitivity in understanding diverse views and perspectives.
- An understanding of the historically and socially constructed nature of human differences.
Degrees: Students may earn an Associate in Arts AA-DTA degree (90 credits) which is designed for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution with junior standing. Students pursuing this degree should meet with an academic advisor at WWCC and an advisor at their intended baccalaureate institution to determine an appropriate educational plan. (See AA-DTA in Programs section of catalog).
CoursesGender & Women’s Studies