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Women's & Gender Studies

What is Women's & Gender Studies?

Welcome to the web page for the Women's & Gender Studies Program at Bluegrass Community & Technical College. We are an Area of the Humanities Division.

Program Contact

Kathy Swango
Leestown Campus - M-Building (106)
164 Opportunity Way
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 246-6695
kathya.swango@kctcs.edu

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Course Descriptions

Introduces women’s and gender studies from a social science perspective, using a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach. Emphasizes social science explanations for sex-typed behavior, social perceptions of women and men, and the roles of women in social and cultural life. It fulfills 3 credit hours under the General Education requirements for Social Science and transfers easily to UK. (It can also be used to satisfy the Cultural Studies requirement for the AA or AS degrees.)

Introduces women’s and gender studies from a humanities perspective, using a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach including art and literature. Examines issues and problems of women in contemporary society through the lens of race, gender, class, and socio-political spheres.  It fulfills 3 credit hours under the General Education requirement for Humanities and transfers easily to UK. (It can also be used to satisfy the Cultural Studies requirement for the AA or AS degrees.)

Note: WGS 201 has heavy reading and writing assignments. Please do not place students who are enrolled in reading courses into WGS 201, a sophomore level course.

ENG 234 (Introduction to Women's Literature) introduces students to the rich body of women's writing, explores common and differing themes, attitudes, cultural norms and gender identity evident in multiethnic, diverse societies though analysis and discussion of texts by women writers. It fulfills 3 credit hours under the General Education requirement for Humanities and transfers easily to UK. (It can also be used to satisfy the Cultural Studies requirement for the AA or AS degrees.)

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.