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Social Justice Studies: LGBTQ Studies Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T)

About the Program

The Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies: LGBTQ Studies for Transfer is designed for prospective California State University (CSU) transfer students who are preparing for careers in the field of Social Justice Studies: LGBTQ Studies. Completion of the Social Justice Studies: LGBTQ Studies Transfer degree will provide a streamlined pathway for transfer to a CSU campus with a Social Justice Studies: LGBTQ Studies or similar major. Examples of CSU majors include American Studies, Gender Studies, Liberal Studies w/ Option in Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture & Society, Sociology - Concentraiton in Race, Class, and Gender, Sociology with Inequalities and Diversity Option, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Women's Studies. Students should consult with a counselor to determine whether or not this degree is the best option for their transfer goals. General education requirements should be selected carefully based on the intended transfer institution; please see a counselor for details if you are pursuing transfer to the UC system.

Program Outcomes

Completion Requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or CA State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT’s) also require that students must earn a "C " (or "P'') or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Required Core: Select Three (9 Units)

Course Number Course Title Units
LGBT 1 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies 3
SOC 3 Introduction to Race and Ethnicity 3
ETHS 6 Introduction to Race and Ethnicity 3
SOC 11 Sociology of Gender 3
WMST 1 Introduction to Women’s Studies 3
WMST 2 Global Perspective of Women 3

List A: Select Three Courses from at least Two of the Following Areas (9-11 Units)

Course Number Course Title Units
Area 1: History or Government    
HIST 32 U.S. Women's History 3
POLI 26 Introduction to Gender, Sexuality, and Politics 3
Area 2: Arts and Humanities    
ENG 32 U.S. Women's Literature 3
HUMN 4 Global Cinemas 4
PHIL 5 Feminist Philosophy 3
RELS 3 Introduction to Women's Spirituality 3
RELS 11 Introduction to Islam 3
Area 3: Social Science    
ANTR 5 Cultures of the U.S. in a Global Perspective 3
GS 1 Introduction to Global Studies 3
SOC 5 Introduction to Global Studies 3
GS 2 Global Issues 3
HEA 11 Health and Social Justice 3
LGBT 2 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Psychology 3
PSYC 3 Introduction to Social Psychology 3
PSYC 13 Psychology of Women 3
Area 4: Quantitative Reasoning    
MATH 40 Statistics and Probability 4

Total Units for the Major: 18-20

Additional General Education and Elective Units: 40-42

Total Units: 60

See the Las Positas College California State University General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for a listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Elective units are CSU transferable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.