Women's Studies

Women's Studies classes explore politics, society and history from a woman's perspective, critiquing societal norms of gender, race, class, sexuality and other social inequalities.

Class topics include:

  • History and development of gender roles
  • Human rights
  • Global social issues
  • Social research
  • Dialectical thinking (learning through the contrasting arguments of opposite opinions)
  • Metonymic thinking (learning how to get past dialectical arguments)


GateWay offers many Women's Studies courses starting with WST100 "Women and Society." This course examines critical issues in women's studies and requires no prerequisites. Other courses include topics such as:

  • Women and the Early American Experience
  • American Women since 1920
  • Women and Films
  • 19th Century Women Writers
  • Contemporary Women Writers
  • Women and Health: Body, Mind, Spirit Connection
  • Women and Religion

Program Location

Washington Campus 

Program Cost

Associate in Arts: $5,774*

*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.



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