GENDER AND SEXUALITY STUDIES

A.S. DEGREE

Description
The Gender and Sexuality Studies program is a transfer degree program which defines gender and sexuality as fundamental categories of social and cultural analysis. This program is an interdisciplinary program that employs the analytical frameworks of the social sciences and other disciplines of the liberal arts. Working from the premise that gender and sexuality are social and cultural constructions, this program will examine how they are categories of social organization and power relations. This program utilizes cross-cultural and historical scholarship to examine social institutions, social inequalities, and the intersections of gender and sexuality with other social identities. 

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Define gender and sexuality.
2. Explain the social construction of gender and sexuality.
3. Describe and explain how gender and sexuality are the basis for social organization on both micro and macro levels.
4. Analyze social hierarchies and inequalities based on gender and sexuality in the US and globally.
5. Compare and contrast the intersections of gender and sexuality with other social identities.
6. Describe the micro and macro level processes of inclusion and exclusion.
7. Apply theoretical principles of historical and contemporary scholarship.
8. Apply research skills to examine gender and sexuality.
9. Apply theoretical knowledge of social justice to promote an equitable social order.


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


Distribution Requirements Credit Hours
    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 - SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    3
    SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    3
    Total
    15
    SECOND SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours

    ENG 217 Women in Literature
    3
    HIS 200 Women in the United States: A Historical Perspective – WR
    3
    PSY 150 Psychology of Human Sexuality
    3
    SOC 206 Sociology of Gender and Sexuality – WR
    3
    SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION – NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    3
    Total
    15
    THIRD SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours

    MTH 160 Statistics I
    3
    PSY 202 Developmental Psychology – Adolescence
    3
    PROGRAM ELECTIVE
    3
    SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    3
    SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    3
    HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION
    2
    Total
    17
    FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

    SOC 211 Sociology of Work – WR OR SBS 125 Women's Issues
    3
    SOC 204 Sociology of the Family – WR
    3
    PROGRAM ELECTIVE
    3
    PROGRAM ELECTIVE
    3
    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
    3
    Total
    15
    TOTAL CREDITS
    62

PROGRAM ELECTIVES:
ANT 201, 202, 216; ART 240; COM 101, 270; ENG 240; GEG 102, 211; HIS 216; HMN 106; HON 195; IDC 295; PHL 103, 210; POS 203, 216; PSY 220, 270; SOC 202, 203, 205, 210, 211, 216; SBS 125; SUS 101.