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SOCI-200 - Introduction to Women's Studies - Karith Meyers

Course:Introduction to Women's Studies
Professor:Karith Meyers
  • Online
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


Karith Meyers

Greetings and welcome to this College of the Canyons Introduction to Women's Studies course. I look forward to the start of this class section - it is by far one of my favorites to teach. The approach I use in teaching sociology is to make the connection of sociological concepts you learn in this course, as they are relevant to your every day life and to current issues at the local, national, and global levels. After reading the message below, please feel free to email me with questions at I welcome and encourage emails prior to the first day of class and throughout the duration of this course. 

Course Description

Provides an overview of the academic field of women's studies, including the social and cultural consequences of living in a "gendered world." Socialization, communication, politics, crime, sexuality, and religion are examined, as well as the historical and cross-cultural aspects of gender relationships. 

What to Expect in this Course

This is a 100% Asynchronous course with no face to face class sessions, other than Zoom office hours. All course materials will be provided online in Canvas at no cost to students. Materials and assignments include; textbook chapters for reading, PowerPoint slideshows, course handouts, additional readings, weekly quizzes, one examination, weekly office hours, weekly forum discussions and one research project with 3-creative options for delivery to select from.  

This course may be accessed via Canvas at on the first day of the course.  Online courses require access to a computer and a reliable source of Wifi. Students who do not have Wifi may consider accessing lab resources on campus. 

Types of Assessments

Weekly Concept Check Quizzes.
Weekly prompted Discussion Forums.
One Midterm Exam.
One Final Research Project: Choice of Essay, Recorded Video, or PowerPoint Slideshow.

Textbook Information

Sociology 200 | Introduction to Women's Studies by Katie Coleman with contributions by Robert Wonser and Kim Bonfiglio

LGBTQIA+ Safe Zone Project Resource Guide .

Online | Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies .

Other Relevant Course Information

If you are on my waitlist I will contact you at the COC email address you have on MyCanyons, if and when I have an opening. I will add students from the waitlist and in the order listed on the waitlist. If I contact you, please respond as soon as possible and well within 24-hours to receive your add code. At that time, you will add the course with the code and pay at the same time. It may take up to 48 hours for you to appear in Canvas. Typically, I have a syllabus-screening quiz that is due at the beginning of the course and will use this quiz to drop students who are not active in the online class. If you are added after the quiz due date, I'll provide an extension. 

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 11/02/2021 Sub#: 1046