GENDER AND SEXUALITY STUDIES
School(s): Social Sciences & Global StudiesMCC Program Code: GE01
CIP Code: 05.0299
NYSED Code (BRI): 37565
NYSED Code (DCC): 37566
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).
| ENG 101 College Composition OR|
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
|MTH 160 Statistics I#|
|ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology|
|GSS 100/SOC 100 Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies##|
|SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology|
First Semester Total:
|PSY 101 Introductory Psychology|
|SOC 206 Sociology of Gender and Sexuality|
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION – NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE***|
Second Semester Total:
|ENG 217 Women in Literature|
|HIS 200 Women in the United States: A Historical Perspective|
|SOC 204 Sociology of the Family|
|MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE**|
Third Semester Total:
|PSY 150 Psychology of Human Sexuality|
|SOC 203 Criminology|
Fourth Semester Total:
**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.
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