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Women's Studies

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About Us

The department's 30 courses, taught in various disciplines, focus on the complex role of women in society. We offer an AA in Women's Studies, a certificate in Sexual Health Education, and CSU, UC transferable courses.


In Spring 1971, City College of San Francisco offered its first course directed specifically to women's interests and educational objectives. Its success led to the institution of the Women's Studies program, one of the first in the nation.


Women's History Month 2015 Calendar

Our Courses Offer

  • an understanding of gender socialization and women's experiences across cultures
  • an analysis of how our identities based on gender, race/culture/ethnicity, sexuality, class, age, and dis/ability intersect
  • knowledge of women's political, historical, and artistic achievements
  • strategies for improving communication and promoting healthy behaviors in our personal, social, and work lives