Courses

Women's and Gender Studies

WGST 10, Women and Film
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Feminist film studies. Uses an intersectional lens to analyze women's roles in cinema as filmmakers and actors from its origins to the present.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly WOMN 10

WGST 20, Her/His/Ourstories
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 186 or placement in ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

The course offers strategies for researching individual and community stories to enhance life and career/job choices while emphasizing female oral storytelling traditions. Documentation skills and processes such as formatting, copyediting, layout, and working with multimedia design consultants are also covered.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly WOMN 20

WGST 25, Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies: Feminism Demystified
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Introduction to the origins, purpose, subject matter, and methods of Women's and Gender Studies and to feminist perspectives on a range of social issues affecting women of diverse backgrounds. Study of the formation of gender and its intersections with race, class, sexuality, dis/ability, age, religion, and other systems of difference.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly WOMN 25

WGST 35, Introduction to Masculinity Studies
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

An interdisciplinary and intersectional study of masculinities within US culture and society. Special attention will be given to how masculinity is represented and constructed along axes of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, class, and ability, as well as possibilities for challenging hegemonic masculinity and building new masculinities.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
WGST 54, The Politics of Sexual Violence
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

An examination of the political, social, and psychological causes of sexual violence, its connections to other forms of violence, and strategies for addressing the social problem of sexual violence and transforming a rape culture, including prevention education and the healing function of writing. Field project required.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly WOMN 54. Can be taken in any order with WGST 55.

WGST 55, Ending Sexual Violence: Peer Education
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

Education and skills training in peer education to promote healthy relationships and reduce sexual violence, specifically intimate partner violence and acquaintance rape. Peer education activities include preparation of a facilitation plan, campus-wide visibility projects, presentations to CCSF classes and volunteer work in community-based organizations. Field project required.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Students can take WGST 55 and WGST 54 in any order. Course was formerly WOMN 55.

WGST 2501, Self-Defense

Instruction and practice in physical and psychological aspects of self-defense. Emphasis on developing strategies to emerge from threatening situations without sustaining serious physical or psychological trauma. The attainment of these skills can boost self-esteem, facilitating the pursuit of life and career goals.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit

Formerly WOMN 2501