Social Justice Studies: Gender Studies AA-T - Active
Department: Women's and Gender Studies
Approval: January 2017
Effective Semester: Fall 2017

Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies: Gender Studies for Transfer offers students breadth of knowledge through a set of introductory courses addressing gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and class, and depth of knowledge through courses that focus on women's experiences from an intersectional feminist perspective. We aim to understand and dismantle not only sexism, but also racism, homophobia/heterosexism, classism, ableism, ageism, transphobia, and other forms of institutionalized oppression. The AA-T prepares students who wish to transfer and pursue a baccalaureate degree in a field related to Social Justice, particularly at the California State University campuses. Related fields include Women and Gender Studies, Feminist Studies, Sexuality Studies, Ethnic Studies, Critical Race Studies, or any of a number of other CSU Majors included in this "area of emphasis." It is advised that potential majors meet with an affiliated counselor or department chair to discuss educational goals, course options, and transfer issues.

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

Students who wish to earn the Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies: Gender Studies for Transfer (AA-T) degree must complete 60 CSU-transferable units with at least a 2.0 grade point average. This must include the units required for full completion of the IGETC or CSU GE Curriculum and the units for the major as specified below. Each course in the major must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. Courses that meet the major requirements may also used to meet IGETC or CSU GE requirements.  

Assuming students start this AA with transfer‐level math and English eligibility, the minimum time for completion is 4 semesters. Completion time will vary based on student preparation and number of units completed per semester.

Courses Required for the AA-T in Social Justice Studies: Gender Studies
Course Units
Required courses:
WGST 25 - Introduction to Women's Studies: Feminism Demystified 3.00
IDST 37 - Introduction to Ethnic Studies 3.00
LGBT 5 - Introduction to Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Studies 3.00
or
LBCS 70A - Who Built America? From the Colonial Era to the Civil War and Reconstruction 3.00
Total: 9.00
Select 3 courses from at least 2 areas for a minimum of 9 units. Courses used in one area (or as a core course) cannot be used to fulfill a requirement for another area:
Area 1: History or Government
HIST 12A - United States Women's History: Pre-colonial Through 1880s 3.00
HIST 12B - United States Women's History: 1890-Present 3.00
.
Area 2: Arts & Humanities
WGST 10 - Women and Film 3.00
AFAM 60 - African American Women in the US 3.00
ART 108 - Women Through Art History 3.00
ASAM 35 - Asian American Women 3.00
ENGL 57 - Survey of Women's Literature 3.00
ENGL 58 - Contemporary Women's Writing 3.00
HIST 12A - United States Women's History: Pre-colonial Through 1880s 3.00
HIST 12B - United States Women's History: 1890-Present 3.00
HUM 25 - Women in the Arts 3.00
IDST 31 - Women and Gender in the Middle East 3.00
.
Area 3: Social Science
WGST 54 - The Politics of Sexual Violence 3.00
AFAM 60 - African American Women in the US 3.00
ANTH 20 - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Anthropology 3.00
ANTH 25 - Culture, Gender and Sexuality 3.00
ASAM 35 - Asian American Women 3.00
BCST 105 - Gender & Mass Media 3.00
ECON 25 - Women in the Economy 3.00
IDST 31 - Women and Gender in the Middle East 3.00
LALS 10 - Latinas in the U.S./VOCES 3.00
LGBT 5 - Introduction to Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Studies 3.00
LGBT 21 - Issues in Lesbian Relationships 3.00
HIST 12A - United States Women's History: Pre-colonial Through 1880s 3.00
HIST 12B - United States Women's History: 1890-Present 3.00
PSYC 25 - Psychology of Gender 3.00
SOC 25 - Sex and Gender in American Society 3.00
Total: 9.00
Total: 18.00