Department of Womens Studies

Cerritos College is now the only two-year college to offer an AA degree in Women’s Studies and to secure transfer agreements with over 8 four-year universities. Whether you are interested in the major or just taking a few classes, we have a team of highly educated and talented professors and an array of exciting elective to choose from.

     The philosophy of the Women's studies program is summed up in the following paragraph:
     "The Cerritos College Women’s Studies Program believes that the attitudes that shape a society’s treatment of gender influence its economic, social and cultural politics.  As such, we hold that women’s rights should be studied in the broader context of human rights.  Since we are committed to meeting the needs of all of our students, we promote an inclusive curriculum."


Painting: Anadolu Twins



  Anadolu Twins vibrate with the transformational
  energy of human relationships between parent-child,
  feminine-masculine, teacher-student, friend-foe, spirit-matter.
  Alacahuyuk, c. 2400 BCE, Anatolian Civilizations Museum.

  (Art: Lydia Rulye -


 Contact: Humanities and Social Sciences

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