DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY STUDIES
A.S. Degree - Transfer Program
Department: Anthrop/History/Poli. Science/Sociology

CIP Code: 24.0101

MCC Program Code: DC01

NYSED Code (BRI): 33775

NYSED Code (DCC): 33776

50% or more of this program can be completed online.

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Description

Diversity and Community Studies is a transfer degree program for individuals seeking careers that require knowledge and skills to function in diverse settings. It is suited to those who desire employment in governmental or non-governmental organizations, in multinational corporations, and in agencies of civil society. It is an interdisciplinary program that employs the analytical frameworks of the social sciences and other disciplines of the liberal arts. The program will enable students to: understand issues of group identity rooted in historical experiences and aspirations ; describe the systemic processes behind the realities of inclusion and exclusion; identify the sources of group conflicts; evaluate the way that groups negotiate power, using historical and contemporary examples, to achieve more equitable social orders at the global, national and local levels. The program emphasizes the application of analytical and experiential skills to real world situations.
Students will have the option to choose 1 of 4 possible tracks in this degree program; African American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Global Studies, Urban Studies.
African American Studies - The African American Studies track embraces the importance of diversity and is designed to provide students with a broad-based interdisciplinary education, enabling the participants to explore and integrate knowledge related to African American studies for eventual transfer and /or for future organizational leadership roles. It strives to provide fresh ideas, new perspectives and possible solutions to historical and contemporary African American issues. The program will appeal to anyone who wants to understand the historical and contemporary injustices of racial oppression as well as those who desire to introduce the importance of diversity in our world.
Gender and Sexuality Studies - The Gender and Sexuality Studies track is an interdisciplinary program of study which defines gender & sexuality as fundamental categories of social and cultural analysis. Working from the assumption that gender & sexuality are social and cultural constructions, this track will examine how gender and sexuality are categories of social organization and power relations. Courses in this track will utilize cross-cultural and historical examination of human behaviors, social institutions and social inequalities, as well as the intersections of gender and sexuality with race, class, ethnicity, age and religion. Upon completion of this track, students will be critical thinkers who can analyze the important roles that gender and sexuality play in our social world.

Global Studies - The purpose of the Global Studies Program is to provide students with the educational tools to better understand the diversity and complexities of the global community. The conceptual approach employed includes the systematic examination of the people, cultures, governments, and institutions that comprise the international system as well as the study of interdependence on a global level. This academic track also prepares students for additional studies in four-year colleges and universities, as well as a range of career opportunities in government, non-profit, and the private sector.
Urban Studies - The Urban Studies track focuses on the evolution of America’s urban communities from their origins in the 17th century to the globalized cities of today. Students study the economic, social, political and cultural forces that influenced the various phases in this transition. This track focuses heavily on the contemporary challenges faced by America’s metropolitan communities coming from developments at the global, national and local levels, challenges such changes in the local economy and problems of employment, the unequal access to material, educational and cultural resources, the fair distribution of public and private resources, environmental problems and land use issues. Students are encouraged to focus on the human as well as material assets of metro communities in constructing socially and environmentally sustainable communities. The track’s academic program includes opportunities to complement the knowledge gained in the classroom with real life experiences in the greater Rochester metro area.
(Housed in the Liberal Arts Department.)

Program Learning Outcomes

1) Use analytical frameworks to demonstrate an understanding of the systemic roots of diversity in history, social systems or contemporary aspirations.
2) Demonstrate mastery of concepts relating to group identity, the diversity of human experience, or conflict.
3) Analyze how groups negotiate power to achieve more equitable and harmonious social orders.

Employment Potential

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Requirements for Program Entrance

Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into level 4 math at MCC).


Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology 3
HIS 102 Introduction to African-American Studies3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY OR WESTERN CIVILIZATION ELECTIVE3
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION- THE ARTS OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE3
HIS 103 African-American History I 3
PHL 210 Human Rights 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
Total15
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
MTH 160 Statistics3
ENG 210 Literature of the Black Experience3
HIS 104 African-American History II 3
SOC 201 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity3
HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION2
PROGRAM ELECTIVE *3
Total17
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15-16 credits
LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE3
SOC 205 African-American Family 3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE * 6
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 3
Total15
TOTAL CREDITS62
TOTAL CREDITS 62
GENDER AND SEXUALITY STUDIES
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY OR WESTERN CIVILIZATION ELECTIVE 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION- THE ARTS OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE 3
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
HIS 257 Women in the Historical Perspective 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
ENG 217 Women in Literature 3
PSY 150 Psychology of Human Sexuality 3
SOC 206 Sociology of Gender and Sexuality 3
Total15
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
MTH 160 Statistics 3
PSY 202 Developmental Psychology – Adolescence 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 3
HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2
PROGRAM ELECTIVE ** 3
Total17
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 credits
LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE 3
SOC 204 Sociology of Family 3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE** 6
SOC 130 Sociology of Work or SBS 125 Women's Issues 3
Total15
TOTAL CREDITS 62
GLOBAL STUDIES
FIRST SEMESTER: 15-16 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE 3
ANT 102 Native American Peoples and Cultures 3
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION- THE ARTS OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE 3
FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE (SEQUENCE) 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY OR WESTERN CIVILIZATION ELECTIVE 3
POS 220 International Politics 3
GEG 102 Human Geography 3
Total15
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
MTH 160 Statistics 3
SOC 150 Perspectives on Global Interdependence 3
SOC 209 Environmental Studies 3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*** 3
HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2
POS 225 Comparative Political Systems 3
Total17
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credits Hours
LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*** 6
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 3
Total15
TOTAL CREDITS 62
URBAN STUDIES
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION- THE ARTS OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE 3
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE **** 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY OR WESTERN CIVILIZATION ELECTIVE 3
SOC 202 Urban Sociology 3
PHL 210 Human Rights & Democracy in Domestic and International Contexts 3
Total15
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
MTH 160 Statistics 3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE **** 3
SOC 201 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 3
HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2
POS 110 Introduction to Political Science. 3
LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE 3
Total17
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
GEG 102 Human Geography 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
HIS 240 The City In American History 3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE **** 3
SOC 102 Social Problems 3
Total15
TOTAL CREDITS 62

Recommended Courses:


African-American Studies
*ANT 201, 202, 216; BIO 116; ENG 216, 230; GEG 102, 211; HIS 111, 112, 211, 216, 240; HMN 106; IDC 195, 295; MUS 120, 150, 155; PHL 103; POS 102, 210, 216, 234; SOC 102, 202, 203, 206, 210, 216; SUS 101.

Gender and Sexuality Studies
**ANT 201, 202, 216; ART 240; COM 101, 270; ENG 217, 240; GEG 102, 211; HIS 216; HMN 106; IDC 195, 295; PHL 103, 210; POS 216, 230; PSY 220, 270; SOC 130, 202, 203, 205, 210, 216; SBS 125; SUS 101.

Global Studies
***ANT 201, 202, 216 ; ART 118, 119, 121; BIO 116; BUS 250; ECO 101; ENG 108, 201, 202, 210, 217, 230; GEG 211, 218; HIS 105, 108, 153,154, 216, 219, 275; HMN 101, 106, 220, 221; IDC 195, 295, 275; MUS 119; PHL 103, 108, 109, 210; POS 110, 210, 216, 234; PSY 222; SUS 101

Urban Studies
****ANT 216; ART 121, 270; BIO 116; ENG 210, 216, 217; GEG 201, 211, 218; HIS 103, 104, 216; HMN 106; IDC 195, 295; MUS 120; POS 120, 216, 203; PSY 101, 205; SOC 130, 203, 209, 210, 216; SUS 101.

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