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Social Justice Studies: LGBTQ Studies

Award Type: Associate in Arts for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies: LGBT Studies for Transfer offers students a multidisciplinary approach to the study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer identities, culture, art, literature politics, history and society in the United States and across cultures. Students will incorporate queer theory, theories of race and ethnicity, and feminist theory, to examine, analyze and compare social and political movement, and consider the ways that we currently understand and have historically understood various constructions of sexuality, gender identity and behavior depending upon historic time and global location. The Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies: LGBT Studies for Transfer (AA-T) degree provides a curricular track for students who wish to transfer into a variety of CSU majors related to LGBT such as Gender Studies and Queer Studies. Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including the following: 1. The completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE).  2. A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district. 3. Obtainment of a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 4. Minimum grade of C, or P grade, for each course in the major. [The following Allan Hancock College graduation requirements will not be required:Health and Wellness, Multicultural Gender Studies and Allan Hancock College General Education.]

The graduate of the Associate in Arts for Transfer in Social Justice Studies: LGBTQ Studies will:

  • Research how theoretical perspectives and critical theories on social justice inform the social, political, economic, historical and cultural circumstances surrounding justice as they relate to gender, sexuality and race as well as other intersectional aspects of life in society.
  • Define and analyze power and oppression to better understand how they operate at the individual, cultural and institutional levels
  • Explain how intersectional formations of social identity reflecting various levels of power and privilege impact social justice at the individual, cultural and institutional levels.

Program Requirements

A major of 19 units is required for the associate in arts in Social Justice Studies - LGBTQ Studies for transfer degree.

Required core courses (16 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
LGBT 101 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies 3.0
LGBT 102 LGBTQ Communities, Family and Education in the 21st Century 3.0
MATH 123 Elementary Statistics 4.0
SOC 110 Introduction to Marriage & Family 3.0
SOC 120 Race and Ethnic Relations 3.0

List A: Select 1 course from the following (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
PSY 112 Human Sexuality 3.0
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
SOC 102 Social Problems 3.0