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  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Gender and Sexuality Studies - Arts and Sciences Transfer (A.A.)


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Title of Major: Arts and Sciences - Gender and Sexuality Studies, A.A.

Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.

Code: AA.ARTS-SCI.GSS

Total Credit Hours: 60 

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Purpose: To provide concentrated study of gender and sexuality within a larger liberal arts focus. This option is suitable for students who want to pursue a profession where the demonstration of specialized training in issues related to gender and sexuality is an asset, and/or for students who intend to transfer to a 4-year institution, but who have not decided on a specific major or career path and so prefer a interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary field of study. Because Gender and Sexuality Studies courses teach widely-applicable skills like critical thinking, problem solving, understanding other viewpoints, effective communication, and ethical decision making, this option is strong preparation for many career fields and for students who plan to pursue graduate or professional school degrees. The focus on issues of equity and inclusion make this option particularly useful for those who wish to work on social justice issues.

Graduation Requirements


See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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General Education Requirements: 31-36 credits


An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits


Arts and Humanities: 6 credits


Biological and Physical Sciences: 7-8 credits


At least one lab science required. See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Computer Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies or Mathematics: 3-4 credits


Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits


See General Education Health/Fitness/Wellness Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3 credits


Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits


Program Requirements: 9 credits


The Program Requirements for this degree are simultaneously satisfied by three of General Education Requirements listed above: (1) the Communications Arts and Humanities general education requirement, (2) the  Sophomore Literature Arts and Humanities general education requirement, and (3) one of  the History Social and Behavioral Sciences general education requirement courses (HIS 111 or HIS 112 or HIS 211 or HIS 212).

Area of Concentration: 24-29 credits


Choose one course from the following: 3 credits


Choose one course from the following: 3 credits


GSS Electives: 6 credits


Recommend students check on transfer institution’s requirements.

Electives: 6-11 credits


Recommend students check on transfer institution’s requirements. No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be used as electives.

Computer Competency Requirement


All students in associate degree programs must demonstrate competence in computing and information technology (a computer competency requirement ). Students may satisfy the computer competency course requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the computer technology general education course or with an elective.

Diversity Requirement


All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the diversity requirement.  In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Communicate complex ideas and information through writing, speaking, presenting, and using technology.

  • Locate, organize, and analyze information from multiple sources in order to develop informed, reasoned, and substantiated arguments.

  • Apply mathematical skills, critical analysis, and logical thinking to solve problems and interpret quantitative information.

  • Explain the significance of social diversity and the ways in which cultural values are historically and socially situated.

  • Apply an understanding of the ways in which gender and sexuality intersect with race, ethicity, class, dis/ability, religion, and other variables of identity.

  • Apply an understanding of structural inequality, power, privilege, and oppression in explaining difference.

  • Apply an understanding of the role of gender and sexuality in the construction of individual identities, interpersonal relationships, and social institutions.

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