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WOMEN’S STUDIES (WS)

Updated for 2013-2014

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 Preparation: ENG 21 or ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

WS 290 Topics in Women’s Studies (1-6)

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. (DS)

Rec Preparation: WS 151 and/or an introductory level course in contributing discipline area for all 290 topic courses.

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