Metropolitan State University

Course Equivalents

Course Equivalents for GNDR 201 at Metropolitan State University in Spring 2021 (Jan - May)



While all courses listed as equivalents below are transferable, they are not necessarily equivalent in both directions. The courses below transfer TO the college or university shown above. To see how courses from your home college or university transfer to other participating colleges or universities, you can search Transferology.

If you are enrolling in the equivalent course in order to fulfill a program/major requirement, it is best to check with your academic advisor to ensure that the equivalent course will meet the requirements of your particular major.

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Anoka-Ramsey Community College

WGST 1145 - Gender in Society - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Human Diversity (07)
(Cross-listed with WGST 1145) (MnTC Goals 5 and 7) Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: SOC 1111 recommended, but not required. College-level reading and writing. This course is an introduction to the sociological study of gender. Sociological perspectives, research, and current issues related to gender in society are presented. Topics may include gender as it relates to media, family, work, politics, power and inequality, education, religion, socioeconomic forces, race/ethnicity, sexuality, social movements, and social change.
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Central Lakes College

WMST 1400 - Introduction to Women's Studies - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Human Diversity (07)
In this course, we will take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of women in the United States. Issues of race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation and age will be important as we investigate and analyze the significance of gender in shaping women's political, economic, legal and social experiences in the U.S. MnTC Goals 5 and 7
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Century College

GNDR 1061 - Introduction to Gender Studies (Online/Late Start) - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Introduction to Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary course focused on the ways that sex and gender influence social, cultural, and political systems. This course addresses interconnections among systems of oppression (such as sexism, racism, classism, ethnocentrism, homophobia/heterosexism, transphobia, ableism, and others) in order to read and analyze gender, exploring how it impacts one's understanding of and experiences in and around the world. This course is required for the Gender Studies Certificate. Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052 with a grade of C or higher.
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Minneapolis Community and Technical College

WGSS 1101 - Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
This class uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine some of the core themes, questions, and findings of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies scholarship. You will use readings, digital resources, and class discussion to explore the significance of gender and sexuality across a range of human experiences. You will consider women and LGBTQIA+ populations, in particular, and how their lives have been shaped by gender and sex inequities. Focusing on women and LGBTQIA+ populations as a force in social change, you will also explore how persons whose lives are shaped by injustice are also profoundly resilient.
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Minnesota State Community and Technical College

WMST 1130 - Introduction to Women Studies - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Human Diversity (07)
Meets MnTC Goal Areas 5 and 7. This course is an interdisciplinary study designed to enhance the student's understanding of women's cultural, social, historical, political and economic contributions and humanitarian achievements based on historical and diverse societal settings.
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Minnesota State University, Mankato

GWS 110 - Introduction to Gender - 4 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Human Diversity (07)
This course familiarizes students with the field of Gender and Women's Studies. It focuses on major questions and approaches to understanding gender alongside race, class, and sexuality, among other identity categories.
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Saint Paul College

WGST 1785 - Foundations in Women's Studies-IN ZOOM - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
This course serves as an introduction to the field of women's and gender studies. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the course examines the conditions and circumstances affecting the lives of (primarily) women in the United States. The course explores the roles that women play in society, with careful attention to the ideas and factors that shape those roles. Students will examine how ideas about gender (as well as race, ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, physical ability and age) are informed by institutions, cultural beliefs, and social practices. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on the diversity of women's experience in contemporary United States and connections to women worldwide. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0721 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goals 5 & 9) 3C/3/0/0
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St. Cloud Technical & Community College

WMST 1300 - Introduction to Women's Studies - 3 credits
Critical Thinking (02)
Human Diversity (07)
Meets MN Transfer Curriculum Goal Areas 2 & 7 - Critical Thinking & Human Diversity. This course will investigate women's lives, their experiences, contributions, and culture, and the surrounding social structures and societal values, all from the perspective of women. This is an interdisciplinary course that is based on theoretical framework and approaches from a number of disciplines. We will be looking at the patriarchal system that produces and maintains unequal social relationships, and institutional exploitation, both political and economic. We will discover how both women and men can be a part of the process of solving gender inequality. Student Learning Outcomes: * Examine ways women have contributed to society, both historically and in the present, and why women's contributions have been relatively unrecognized. * Define and examine the system of patriarchy in the United States, and how it affects each of us. * Examine the ways women have both survived oppression and successfully challenged oppression, and the effects of that on women themselves and on society. * Examine the destructive potential of the traditional images and stereotypes of our lives, and consider alternatives to these. * Discover how historically accepted theories and explanations are rife with prejudice and misunderstanding about women in particular, and humanity in general, and how they impact current beliefs about women. * Examine the gender issues deeply imbedded in the most familiar facets of life: family relationships, work, education, media, religion, and other popular culture. * Examine the ways sexism is promoted and maintained on the personal, institutional, and cultural level. * Examine the intersections of sexism and racism, ethnocentrism, heterosexism, classism and ageism. * Identify and analyze the major themes of gender roles, including the images of male and female ideals, roles, and expectations of gender as they have been expressed in aspects of our culture and institutions. * Examine the role that the cultural definition of masculinity plays in violence against women and maintaining unequal power structure. * Explain how both women and men can be a part of the process of solving gender inequality.
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Winona State University

WGSS 148 - Introduction to Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Human Diversity (07)
This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of women and gender in society. The course will examine women's roles and contributions and gender as an organizing category of human experience in various social groups, cultures and areas of the globe. Throughout the semester we will explore the gender-shaping institutions that form the basis of our society and influence our lives. This course takes as its core focus the critical analysis of systems of power and privilege based on such variables as gender, race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, ability, etc. Through directed readings, response papers, exams, discussion, journaling, group projects, and weekly participation in a electronic forum, students explore and analyze the ways in which various economic, political psychological, and sociological perspectives regarding human behavior have been and are socially constructed. Meets GOALS 5 and 7.
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