Courses: Women's Studies


Course descriptions from the 2017-2018 Catalog.

WS 151 Introduction to Women's Studies (3)

An interdisciplinary introductory course which looks at the gender roles and relationships between women and men and among women, historically and in contemporary societies. Examines the social, cultural, historical and political influences on the status of women. Presents women's experiences from diverse backgrounds, social structures, and cultures. (Leeward CC offers PSY 202, Psychology of Gender, which is cross-listed as Women Studies 202 at UH Mānoa.) (DS)

Rec Prep: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

WS 200 Culture, Gender and Appearance (3)

This course explores the social construction of gender within culture and its visual expression through appearance. An analysis of role, identity, conformity, and deviance in human appearance is emphasized. (DS)

Prerequisites: ENG 22 or ENG 24 or ENG 24C with a grade of C or better

WS 202 Psychology of Gender (3)

Survey of topics relevant to gender and its impact on the lives of women and men: socialization of gender, mental health, racial identity, majority-minority status, sexual orientation, life-span issues and violence. Cross-listed as PSY 202. (A student cannot earn credit for both WS 202 and PSY 202.) (DS)

Prerequisites: PSY 100 or WS 151 with a grade of C or better.

WS 290V Topics in Women's Studies (3-6)

A selection of various topics in Women's Studies utilizing perspectives and data from many disciplines. Each topic examines the issues involved in sexism and sex role differentiation by focusing on women's positions, contributions, concerns and problems. This course may be taken for a maximum of 2 times and for a maximum of 6 credits. (DS)

Prerequisite: At least one Social Science course at 100-level or higher with a grade of C or better.

Rec Prep: WS 151 and/or an introductory-level course in a contributing discipline area for the selected 290 topic courses.