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Women’s Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences Transfer Pattern

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Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern – Women’s Studies

General Education - 36-38 credits

General Education Electives:

(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One 3-credit General Education course must be a Diversity course [WMST 101  recommended].)

  • Arts and Humanities (ENGL 224 /WMST 224  recommended) 3 Credits
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (Must be from 2 different disciplines – WMST 101  recommended) 6 Credits.
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 7-8 Credits.
  • Mathematics 3-4 Credits.
  • Wellness and Health 3 Credits.
  • Information Technology 3 Credits.
  • Global, Historical and Cultural Perspectives 2 Credits.

Degree Requirements - 9 Credits

Critical Thinking - 3 Credits

Choose one from this list:


**These courses may also be used as a General Education elective

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60 min*

Depending on the General Education electives completed, more than 18 credits of Electives may be needed to reach a minimum of 60 credits for the degree.

*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101  course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101  during your first semester at CCBC, possibly increasing the number of credits required for the degree to a minimum of 61 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.

Transfer Pattern Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. analyze the complex ways in which gender is socially constructed and contextualized within different aspects of the human experience–particularly areas such as family, health, popular culture, education, and the paid and unpaid labor force;
  2. connect the discipline of Women’s and Gender Studies to the history of the feminist movement;
  3. prepare and execute written and oral communication with objectivity, conciseness, and clarity;
  4. evaluate sources of print and Internet information on gender and other forms of cultural diversity;
  5. explore their own voice by using their understanding of feminist theory and praxis to examine connections between their own personal experiences and larger institutional structures;
  6. examine complex situations of women in diverse cultures and their interdependence in an era of globalization;
  7. explore the social construction of gender and the way it intersects with other forms of difference, specifically race, ethnicity, class, age, and sexuality; and
  8. apply multiple methodologies in developing research and critical thinking skills and forms of human inquiry.

Transfer Pattern Description:

This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Women’s Studies. Beyond the General Education requirements and other degree, program, and elective requirements, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.

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