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Catalog 2021-2022 
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Women’s Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences Area of Concentration

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Important Information

Short Description

In the Women’s Studies area of concentration, students will explore the social construction of gender and the way it intersects with other forms of difference, specifically race, ethnicity, class, age, and sexuality. 

Type of Credential

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

Program Code

A 285

Contacts and Additional Information

Program Coordinator:
Ingrid Sabio-McLaughlin
443-840-1483 or isabio@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses .

Semester 1*

Semester 2

Semester 3

  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences (with lab) 4 Credit(s).
  • Program Requirement - Two-Semester Sequence (HIST 111  recommended) 3 Credit(s).
  • Program Elective 9 Credit(s).

Semester 4

  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences 3 Credit(s).
  • Program Requirement - Two Semester Sequence (HIST 112  recommended) 3 Credit(s). 
  • Program Electives 9 Credit(s).

Courses Needed for This Area of Concentration*

General Education Requirements and Electives - 34-35 Credits

General Education Requirements:

General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses . 

Students must have at least 60 credits for an associate degree. Students who choose to take 3 credits of Mathematics and 7 credits of Biological and Physical Sciences, rather than 4 and 8, may need to take an additional class in order to reach at least 60 credits.


  • Arts and Humanities (PHIL 101  recommended) 3 Credit(s).
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (at least one course must have a lab) 7-8 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).
  • Wellness and Health 3 Credit(s).

Concentration Requirements and Electives - 25-26 Credits

Concentration Requirements:

Critical Thinking:

Choose one from this list:

Program Electives:

Choose 15-23 credits from the following list of electives to attain 60 credits for the degree.  Additional electives beyond the list below may be used to complete the degree requirements with the approval of the Program Coordinator/Academic Dean.  A student’s selection of General Education electives will determine the total elective credits required to reach 60 credits.  Electives should be chosen based on transfer institution requirements.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

 **These courses may also be used as General Education electives.

Area of Concentration Description

This Area of Concentration is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Gender and Women’s Studies. Beyond the General Education requirements and other degree, program, and elective requirements, this concentration 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.

Area of Concentration Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this area of concentration, 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 practice 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.

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