2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Jan 23, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Gender and Sexuality Associate in Arts


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The curriculum in the Gender and Sexuality Studies program is designed to provide the transfer student with a critical understanding of how gender and sexuality as socially constructed forms of identity rooted in belief structures, historical processes, political systems, and social and economic institutions interact with other systems of inequality and privilege such as race, class, ethnicity, nationality, religion, and ability to shape the lives of women and men in the United States and around the world. It offers the opportunity to achieve an Associate in Arts (AA) degree in Gender and Sexuality Studies by providing the necessary breadth in the field, an introduction to the methods used in the study of gender and sexuality, and the ability to complete both major preparatory coursework along with courses required for general education. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering this major, earning an Associate degree may support entry-level positions as a staff member in human services departments, advocate for victims of domestic violence and hate crimes; and a staff member in a women’s health clinic, social service agency, or human rights organization.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  1. Explain how gender and sexuality are socially or culturally constructed identities.
  2. Discuss how gender and sexuality intersect with other structures of power and privilege to shape individuals’ lives.
  3. Articulate an interdisciplinary understanding of gender and gender dynamics.
  4. Explain diversity and difference in human experience based on gender, race, class, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, and ability.
  5. Describe key theories and concepts in the fields of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.
  6. Analyze social problems as they relate to gender and sexuality.

Total Units for the Major: 18


Associate in Arts Degree


Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate in Arts degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees


Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

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