Social Justice Studies - Gender Studies Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

Division: Social Sciences


The Social Justice Studies - Gender Studies Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses and/or other colleges/universities that offer bachelor's degrees in Gender Studies; Sociology - Concentration Race, Class and Gender; Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and Women's Studies. The Social Justice Studies - Gender Studies Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer allows students to gain knowledge and experience to work with culturally-diverse populations, and to understand how social justice issues affect various communities. An associate's degree is intended to lead to transfer to colleges and universities offering bachelor's degrees in Social Justice Studies. Students earning this degree may transfer and pursue bachelor's degrees and career pathways including women's studies, social work, education, government services, human rights, immigration, child advocacy, environmental justice, criminal justice, disability rights, health care, and more.The Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a bachelor's degree in Social Justice Studies and related majors. The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees, and there are no additional graduation requirements: (1) Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following: (a) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements. (b) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district. (2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. (3) ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A P (Pass) grade is an acceptable grade for a course in the major only if the P is defined to be equivalent to a C or better. This degree requires a total of 18-20 units in the major, in addition to other degree requirements.

Required Core Courses - Select 3 Courses (9 units)9
Section 1 - one course from the following:
American Ethnic Studies3
Honors American Ethnic Studies
Contemporary Social Justice Movements3
Honors Contemporary Social Justice
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity3
Honors Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Section 2 - one course from the following:
Women of Color in the U.S.3
Sociology of Gender3
Honors Sociology of Gender
Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3
Introduction to Women's Studies3
Honors Introduction to Women's Studies
Section 3 - one course not already used from Sections 1 & 2
List A - Select 3 courses (9-11 units) from at least two of the following areas:9-11
Area 1: History or Government
Women in United States History3
Gender and Politics3
Area 2: Arts and Humanities
Gender and Women in Art History (formerly ART 211 F)3
Social and Political Philosophy3
Women's Issues in Philosophy3
Area 3: Social Science
Human Sexuality3
Area 4: Quantitative Reasoning and Research Methods
(MATH 120 F/HF, PSY 161F/HF, and SOSC 120 F are equivalent courses; however, SOSC 120 F is recommended for this degree.)
Introductory Probability and Statistics4
Honors Introductory Probability and Statistics
Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science
Honors Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Research Methods in Psychology4
Honors Research Methods in Psychology
Introduction to Research Methods
Total Units18-20

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: Analyze the effectiveness of social justice movements in their attempts to challenge racism, sexism, classism, homophobia and other institutional forms of oppression.

Outcome 2: Consider various perspectives relative to the role of women in diverse social and cultural settings.

Outcome 3: Compare and contrast feminist theory to interpret issues and topics in the Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences.