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Planner for Arts & Sciences Transfer - Gender & Sexuality Studies (A.A.)


Official Title of Major: Arts and Sciences Transfer - 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 - see www.aacc.edu

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.

Faculty Directory (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory/): Heather Rellihan

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1  OR
ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1  OR
ENG 101H - Academic Writing and Research 1 - Honors  
 
3 credit hours    
MAT 133 - Finite Mathematics  
MAT 135 - Statistics  
Or more advanced level if qualified:
MAT 137 - College Algebra   
MAT 145 - Precalculus 1  
MAT 146 - Precalculus 2  
MAT 151 - Accelerated Precalculus   
MAT 191 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1   
MAT 192 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry 2   
MAT 202 - Linear Algebra   
MAT 230 - Elementary Calculus (For Business and Social Sciences)  
(Mathematics GER)
3 credit hours    
Communications GER   
(Arts & Humanities GER)
3 credit hours    
Technology Requirement   
May be achieved through an approved technology course, including a general education course.
3 credit hours    
GSS 101 - Introduction to Women’s Studies  OR
GSS 102 - Introduction to Masculinity Studies  
3 credit hours    

Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2  
3 credit hours     
Biological & Physical Lab Science GER   
3 credit hours    
HIS 111 - Ancient and Medieval Western Civilizations  OR
HIS 112 - Early Modern and Modern Western Civilizations   OR
HIS 211 - United States History through the Civil War  OR
HIS 212 - United States History Since the Civil War  
(Social & Behavioral Sciences GER)
3 credit hours    
Wellness requirement    
 
3 credit hours    
GSS 212 - Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies   
3 credit hours      

Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG Sophomore Literature   
(Arts & Humanities GER)
3 credit hours    
​Biological & Physical Sciences General Education Requirement    
3-4 credit hours    
​Social & Behavioral Sciences General Education Requirement    
(other than HIS)
3 credit hours    
Choose one course from the following:
GSS 169 - Music, Power and Gender   
GSS 210 - Images of Women   
GSS 211 - Gender and Mass Media in the United States   
GSS 228 - Literature in English by Women  
3 credit hours    
Electives
Recommend students check on transfer institution’s requirements. No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be taken as electives.
3 credit hours    

Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Choose one course from the following:
GSS 213 - Marriage and the Family   
GSS 215 - Psychology of Relationships   
GSS 216 - Human Sexuality   
GSS 221 - Psychology of Men   
GSS 222 - Psychology of Women   
GSS 223 - Philosophy and Gender   
3 credit hours    
GSS Electives
Recommend students check on transfer institution’s requirements. No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be taken as electives.
6 credit hours    
Electives
Recommend students check on transfer institution’s requirements. No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be taken as electives.
3-8 credit hours    

 

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