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Gender and Sexuality Studies

Make a difference while making a career with a degree in Gender and Sexuality Studies

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. Through this unique interdisciplinary program, the credits you’ll earn are transferable to a wide range of bachelor’s degree programs, including:

  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Human Services
  • Social Work
  • Education
  • Law and Criminal Justice
  • Business and human resources
  • Non-profit management

Develop the valuable skills and knowledge needed in our diverse society

Through a dynamic combination of traditional coursework, field experiences and service learning, you’ll examine how gender and sexuality operate as 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. You’ll advance your understanding of group identity, inclusion and exclusion, intergroup conflict, and inequalities. Along the way, you’ll sharpen your ability to write and think critically, and communicate effectively. This transfer degree program also will prepare you to succeed in careers such as:

  • Social Worker
  • Human resources representative
  • Legal advocates, including paralegal and attorney
  • Law enforcement professional
  • Clinical, family, or school counselor

Get in touch with Monroe Community College’s admissions office to learn more about the opportunities you can create with a liberal arts associate degree in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Contact us at (585) 292-2200 or at admissions@monroecc.edu.

GENDER AND SEXUALITY STUDIES

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Anthrop/History/Poli. Science/Sociology

School(s): Social Sciences & Global Studies

MCC Program Code: GE01

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

This program's design is based on: New MCC General Education

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.

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 Requirements
Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
MTH 160 Statistics I#
3
ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology
3
GSS 100/SOC 100 Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies##
3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
3
First Semester Total:
15
SECOND SEMESTER
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
3
SOC 206 Sociology of Gender and Sexuality
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION – NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE***
3-4
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
Second Semester Total:
15-16
THIRD SEMESTER
ENG 217 Women in Literature
3
HIS 200 Women in the United States: A Historical Perspective
3
SOC 204 Sociology of the Family
3
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE**
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
Third Semester Total:
15
FOURTH SEMESTER
PSY 150 Psychology of Human Sexuality
3
SOC 203 Criminology
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3
OPEN ELECTIVE
3
Fourth Semester Total:
15
TOTAL CREDITS:
60-61
*PROGRAM ELECTIVES: ANT 201, 202; COM 101, 120, 270; ENG 226; HED 108, 212; PHL 103, 210; POS 202, 203; PSY 170, 201, 202, 212, 220; SBS 125; SOC 201, 202, 203, 205, 216.
**Recommended courses: HED 108 or HED 212.
***Recommended courses: BIO 132 with BIO 133.
#To complete the MTH 160 requirement, the student may need to take the following Math course first, based on Math placement: Level 1: TRS 092; Level 2 or 3: TRS 094; Level 4-6: MTH 096; Level 8: MTH 160 (required).
##GSS is cross-listed as SOC 100. They are the same course/course equivalents.

revised: 8/3/2018
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