Liberal Arts AA and AS Degrees

Emphasis Area – Women's Studies

The Women's Studies emphasis crosses traditional academic boundaries to analyze role of gender and Focuses on Cultural learning.

If you are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in Women's Studies you should consider taking 12 credit hours from the courses listed below as part of your AA degree in Liberal Arts.

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services or a faculty advisor to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for or transfer to your future major.

Women's Studies Courses
COM148 Diversity and the Media 3
HIS277 History of Women in the U.S. 3
LIT189 Women and Literature 3
PSY262 Psychology of Gender 3
WST101 Women's Studies 3

Career Opportunities

The following are some of the career opportunities you can pursue in Women's Studies:

  • Human Rights Advocate
  • Crisis Center Director
  • Advocate for Social Groups
  • Public Relations Manager

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 222
319-296-4007
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Program Faculty

Karla Brown
Library 206
319-296-2329 ext.1710
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Student Services Advisors

Lisa Ciesielski
Student Services
Hawkeye Center
Upper Level
319-296-2329 ext.1727
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Lacy Knipper
Student Services
Hawkeye Center
Upper Level
319-296-2329 ext.1086
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Dean of Communications, Humanities, Education, and Fine Arts

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 224
319-296-4041
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