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Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Women and Gender Studies

The Associate in Arts (AA), Emphasis in Women and Gender Studies is an intensive interdisciplinary liberal arts program, which provides students with tools and opportunities to discuss and critique historical and contemporary theories and practices of feminism(s) and gender identities. The curriculum enables students to think critically, analyze problems, and communicate effectively. Using women`s experiences and perspectives, students explore cultural and global issues by completing a variety of courses focusing on gender, history, culture, class, race, ethnicity, and sexuality to foster equality and understanding. Students completing this associate of arts degree will be prepared to transfer to a four-year program.

Details

Field of Interest
Culture and Society
Degree Type
Associate in Arts (AA)
Academic Plan
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Women and Gender Studies (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
8128
Total credits required
60-64
Catalog Year
2024-2025
Effective Term
Fall 2024
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

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

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Analyze historic, contemporary, and recurring issues in society through the perspectives of feminist and gender theories.
  2. Apply an interdisciplinary perspective to critically evaluate the interrelationship between gender and race, class, and sexual orientation.
  3. Evaluate how gender identity was and is portrayed in various social and cultural perspectives through the lens of feminist and gender theories.
  4. Demonstrate how feminist and gender theories and methodologies have local, national, and global applications and consequences.
  5. Evaluate and implement strategies to address societal and power inequities to improve women`s status and promote social justice and human rights for all genders.
  6. Critically assess the impact of popular culture in shaping individual and collective gender identities.
  7. Communicate using research in varied settings, both orally and in writing, in a culturally responsive manner.
  8. Apply relevant knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to seek career opportunities in the field.

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

$66,900

* Wage information sourced from the . Updated May 2022.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Pathway Map Options

There are multiple options available for this pathway map. These options vary depending on the available transfer institutions and what degrees you may be able to transfer into.

These pathway map options may share some common coursework. To explore what additional coursework may be required, select your desired option from the list below. Once selected, the list of courses and any associated details will be automatically updated in the course sequence below. The differences between individual pathway map options may only be a few courses.

Pathway Map Option Details

No pathway map option has been selected. Please select from the pathway map options listed above.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
or
or Critical course FYC or FYC 3
OR Higher approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area MA 3鈥6
Critical course Gateway course C, SB 3
or
or 1鈥3
Second Language Second Language Requirement, 101 Level See your program advisor to determine if your transfer option requires language proficiency

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0鈥3
or
or FYC or FYC 3
May be met by , , ENH/, ENH/, HUM/, or REL/.
See transfer plan for details
HU 0鈥3
May be met by , , , , , or .
See transfer plan for details
SB 0鈥3
Transfer Option Transfer Option Selection may also meet HU or SB.
See transfer plans for details
0鈥3
Transfer Option Transfer Option Selection may also meet HU or SB.
See transfer plans for details
0鈥3
Second Language Second Language Requirement, 102 Level See your program advisor to determine if your transfer option requires language proficiency

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
or
or
or
or or or Recommend selecting a course that satisfies COM and SB or COM and L requirements simultaneously if is not required SB or SB or L or SB 0鈥3
May be met by .
See transfer plan for details
CS 0鈥3
May be met by , , ENH/, ENH/, HUM/, or REL/.
See transfer plan for details
HU 0鈥3
SQ 4
Transfer Option Transfer Option Selection may also meet HU or SB.
See transfer plans for details
0鈥3
Transfer Option Transfer Option Selection may also meet HU or SB.
See transfer plans for details
0鈥3
Second Language Second Language Requirement, 201 Level See your program advisor to determine if your transfer option requires language proficiency

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
May be met by or .
See transfer plan for details
L 0鈥3
or
or SG or SQ 4
Transfer Option Transfer Option Selection may also meet HU or SB.
See transfer plans for details
0鈥3
Transfer Option Transfer Option Selection may also meet HU or SB.
See transfer plans for details
0鈥3
Second Language Second Language Requirement, 202 Level See your program advisor to determine if your transfer option requires language proficiency

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
or
or Critical course FYC or FYC 3
Critical course Gateway course C, SB 3
or
or 1鈥3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
or
or FYC or FYC 3
May be met by , , ENH/, ENH/, HUM/, or REL/.
See transfer plan for details
HU 0鈥3
OR Higher approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area MA 3鈥6

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0鈥3
May be met by , , ENH/, ENH/, HUM/, or REL/.
See transfer plan for details
HU 0鈥3
May be met by , , , , , or .
See transfer plan for details
SB 0鈥3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
or
or
or
or or or Recommend selecting a course that satisfies COM and SB or COM and L requirements simultaneously if is not required SB or SB or L or SB 0鈥3
May be met by .
See transfer plan for details
CS 0鈥3
May be met by or .
See transfer plan for details
L 0鈥3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ 4
Transfer Option Transfer Option Selection may also meet HU or SB.
See transfer plans for details
0鈥3
Second Language Second Language Requirement, 101 Level See your program advisor to determine if your transfer option requires language proficiency

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Transfer Option Transfer Option Selection may also meet HU or SB.
See transfer plans for details
0鈥3
Transfer Option Transfer Option Selection may also meet HU or SB.
See transfer plans for details
0鈥3
Second Language Second Language Requirement, 102 Level See your program advisor to determine if your transfer option requires language proficiency

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Transfer Option Transfer Option Selection may also meet HU or SB.
See transfer plans for details
0鈥3
Transfer Option Transfer Option Selection may also meet HU or SB.
See transfer plans for details
0鈥3
Second Language Second Language Requirement, 201 Level See your program advisor to determine if your transfer option requires language proficiency

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
or
or SG or SQ 4
Transfer Option Transfer Option Selection may also meet HU or SB.
See transfer plans for details
0鈥3
Second Language Second Language Requirement, 202 Level See your program advisor to determine if your transfer option requires language proficiency

Academic Certificate (AC) - Recommended Electives

The following courses are recommended for students intending to earn an Academic Certificate (AC) in Women and Gender Studies:
Women in Other Cultures
ENH/ 19th Century Women Writers
ENH/ Contemporary Women Writers
History of Women in America
HLR/ Women and Health: Body/Mind/Spirit/Connection
HUM/ Women and Films
Psychology of Gender
REL/ Women and World Religion
Gender and Society
Gender, Class, and Race
Law and Violence Against Women
Women and the Early American Experience
American Women Since 1920
Essential Feminist Writing

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD鈥檚 for additional details regarding the requirements of this award .

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.