IDST 80C Online

Course Title and Description

IDST 80C: Diversity and Social Justice Sexism

Download a Sample Syllabus: syllabus_template.pdf

Typically, this course is offered over two-weeks online, with no on campus meetings. During the summer, the course may be offered over the course of 10 days or so.

A consciousness raising analysis and evaluation of sexism on individual, institutional, and cultural levels in the United State. Expanding one’s knowledge about sexism, increasing personal awareness of one’s own sexism and assumptions, and the application of this knowledge and awareness for individual and social change are emphasized. CSU

This course satisfies requirements for the Diversity and Social Justice, Sexual Health Educator, Trauma Prevention and Recovery, and Youth Worker's Certificates.

Diversity and Social Justice IDST 80C: Sexism, is a fully online course, with no face-to-face meetings. This 0.5 unit course requires you to log in and participate for two weeks, with the expectation that students will log into the course and participate daily.

Are you ready to take an online class?

Take this quiz from MiraCosta College to find out. Online learning typically takes more time per week at home for a student than a traditional class, as the hours you would typically be sitting in a traditional course are now online.

Course Readings

There is no "textbook" for the course. I will provide links to online articles, websites, videos, and other materials.

Building with graffit "Fight Sexism"
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Contact Me Instructor Elisabeth Arruda


Phone: (415)748.5734

Office hours: TBD, Online


Students who need academic accommodations should request them from the Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) located in the Rosenberg Library, Room 323 on the Ocean Campus. Telephone: 415-452-5481 (V) 415-452-5451 (TDD). DSPS is the campus office responsible for verifying disability-related need for academic accommodations, assessing that need, and planning accommodations in cooperation with students and instructors as needed and consistent with course requirements.

How to Log In To Class - Using Your RAM ID

At CCSF we are using a learning management system called Canvas. It is essentially our course website where all of the learning, assignments and so forth will take place. To log in to our class, you'll need your RAM ID. If you don't have one yet, don't worry, I have instructions below.

Logging into Canvas

    1. Use to log into the CANVAS course
    2. Username: Your CCSF ID (example W12345678, @12345678, or D12345678)
    3. Password: Your RAMID password
    4. Select Student from the dropdown list (or Employee for Faculty)
    5. Click on Login

(NOTE: Your Canvas password is the same as the password for your RAM ID account)

Claiming your RAM ID

Don't have a RAM ID? What is the RAM ID?

The RAM ID is CCSF's single sign-on. It's new! To claim your RAM ID go to the MyCCSF page and choose "RAM ID self-service". Or go to the direct link:

Choose "Claim your RAM ID". You will be asked for an activation code. You may have received one in your CCSF email (Option 1 below) If not, or if you have lost it, choose the option to request a new activation code, then check your CCSF email for the code. (Option 2 below)

Be sure to complete the RAM ID process all the way through. If you stop part way, you can return to the process by using the “Already Have Account Claim Code” link. If that does not work, use the Request for Account Claim Code link to start over.

If you need help finding your CCSF email, login to Web4, and find your email address or reset your password.

To login to your email:

    • go to MyCCSF
    • choose "Service and Email" in the For Students column
    • choose "Login to CCSF email"

REMEMBER: The password you make for your RAM ID account will be the password you use when you log in to Canvas.

For assistance contact the Helpdesk at 415-239-3711 or Toll-Free at 844-693-4357

If you do not know how to access your CCSF mail account, click here. Both faculty and students can call 415-452-5689 and talk with support staff or drop by Batmale Hall, 310. They offer drop-in support Monday-Thursday from 9 am - 4 pm, and Friday from 9 am - 2 pm on the Ocean Campus.

Wait List

If you are on the wait-list for either class, providing that there is space, you will be added from the wait-list in the order that you were placed on the wait-list generated by Admissions and Records.The instructor cannot put you on a waiting list. The College's registration process controls the waitlist system. If you are on the wait-list for IDST 80C and a space becomes available during the first week of class, you will be added in order from the college generated wait-list.

Prepare to Learn Online

Students should visit to prepare for learning online and learn more about:

    • minimum Hardware and Software Requirements
    • FAQs about distance learning
    • links to DPSP and CCSF resources