Academic Certificate in Women and Gender Studies

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 Student Center 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.

Full-time Sequence

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

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
WST100 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Critical course Gateway course C, SB 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Restricted Electives 

A list of additional, alternative, or supplemental courses for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ASB211 Women in Other Cultures G, HU, SB 3
ENH/WST284 19th Century Women Writers C, HU 3
ENH/WST285 Contemporary Women Writers C, HU 3
HIS201 History of Women in America C, H, SB 3
HLR/WST286 Women and Health: Body/Mind/Spirit/Connection 3
HUM/WST209 Women and Films C, HU 3
PSY235 Psychology of Gender C, SB 3
REL/WST290 Women and World Religions G, HU 3
SOC212 Gender and Society C, SB 3
WST120 Gender, Class, and Race C 3
WST128 Law and Violence Against Women 3
WST160 Women and the Early American Experience H 3
WST161 American Women Since 1920 C, H, SB 3
WST200 Essential Feminist Writing C, H 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
WST100 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Critical course Gateway course C, SB 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Electives 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Restricted Electives 

A list of additional, alternative, or supplemental courses for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ASB211 Women in Other Cultures G, HU, SB 3
ENH/WST284 19th Century Women Writers C, HU 3
ENH/WST285 Contemporary Women Writers C, HU 3
HIS201 History of Women in America C, H, SB 3
HLR/WST286 Women and Health: Body/Mind/Spirit/Connection 3
HUM/WST209 Women and Films C, HU 3
PSY235 Psychology of Gender C, SB 3
REL/WST290 Women and World Religions G, HU 3
SOC212 Gender and Society C, SB 3
WST120 Gender, Class, and Race C 3
WST128 Law and Violence Against Women 3
WST160 Women and the Early American Experience H 3
WST161 American Women Since 1920 C, H, SB 3
WST200 Essential Feminist Writing C, H 3

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.