2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Women's Studies

WMST 101 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Women's Studies

Provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the status, achievements, and experiences of women in society; analyzes past and current theories of gender, power, and equity; critically examines women's experiences in societal institutions such as the arts, education, the labor force, law and politics, marriage and family life, and religion; takes a multi-cultural approach; presents contributions of minority American women and women around the world. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 (conc) or written permission from instructor required

WMST 121 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Black Women's Studies

Provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the status, achievements, and experiences of Black women in society; analyzes past and current theories of gender, race, ethnicity, class, power, and equity; critically examines Black women's experiences in social institutions such as the arts, education, the labor force, law, economics, politics, marriage and family life, religion, media and creative production; takes a global approach; examines the complex experience of being a Black woman and addresses such topics as identity, feminism, Black feminism, womanism, cross-ethnic sisterhood, social mobility, and activism from a socio-historical perspective. This course is an examination and comparative analysis of Black women in the African Diaspora with particular emphasis on their struggles for rights as Blacks and as women, and their contribution to the development of their respective societies. Same as AASD 121. Earn credit for one only.

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

WMST 123 – 2 Credits
Self Defense for Women

Offers a practical guide to personal defense, covering defense techniques, practical information and specific topics related to violence and women. NOTE: Same as PEIA 123. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

WMST 210 – 3 Credits
Feminist Theory

WMST 211 – 3 Credits
Women in the Criminal Justice System

Examines the role of women in the criminal justice system as offenders, victims, and professionals. Each area has been impacted by stereotypes that portray women as passive and dependent. Students will look at the historical development and current roles of women in law enforcement, judicial proceedings, and corrections. Emphasis is placed on current policies that attempt to increase equity in legal, professional, and program practices. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

WMST 220 – 3 Credits
The American Woman

Provides an in-depth study of the lives and experiences of the American woman from the 17th century to the present. NOTE: Same as HIST 220. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisite: HIST 111 or HIST 112 or WMST 101 or written permission from instructor required

WMST 224 – 3 Credits
Literature by Women

Introduces a wide array of written texts produced by women around the world; examines how women writers in different historical, cultural, and geographical contexts have used language and literature to communicate and question their experiences. NOTE: Same as ENGL 224. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 grade of "C" or better or written permission from instructor required

WMST 227 – 3 Credits
Native American Women

Provides in depth analysis of the ways in which gender and societal notions of femininity have shaped the experiences of Native American women in North America, both historically and contemporarily. It examines the divergent roles that Native American women have played, and continue to play, in shaping social, economic, political, cultural life within various tribes and nations.

Prerequisites: WMST 101 or NAST 101 or permission of the instructor. NOTE: Same as NAST 227. Credit can be earned for one course only.

WMST 240 – 3 Credits
Women's Health Issues

Explores health issues which are unique to and prevalent among women. Physical, emotional, and social factors affecting health are considered throughout the lifespan. The political and economic status of women in the health care system are examined. Students will create thier own health care strategies. NOTE: Same as HLTH 240. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

WMST 243 – 3 Credits
Women and Leisure

WMST 250 – 3 Credits
Women in the Economy

Examines the changing roles of women and men in the division of labor, paid or unpaid, in the US and other economies; studies the forces determining such changes, the impact of these changes on economic life, and women's position in society. NOTE: Same as ECON 250. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081 or consent of instructor

WMST 251 – 3 Credits
Psychology of Women

Examines the unique psychological and social issues confronting women today; critiques past and present theories regarding women's social development, sexuality, intellectual capacities, and psychology; analyzes social and cultural stresses particularly affecting women; presents skills and strategies for promoting constructive change. NOTE: Same as PSYC 251. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisite: PSYC 101