Gender Studies (A.A.)

HEGIS: 5649

SUNY CODE: 2192

The Gender Studies program prepares students for employment and leadership in the business and professional world and engages them in the ongoing process of social and political change through a feminist perspective. This program provides a strong liberal foundation for baccalaureate study.

The goals of this program are to:

  • present the basic concepts of the social and cultural constructions of gender that shape the experiences of women and men in society; topics including but not limited to politics, literature, media and music, health and the body, globalization, relationships, etc;
  • introduce feminist perspectives across disciplines (historically, psychologically, culturally and globally); and
  • present the differences between women and men based on race, ethnicity, social class, age, sexual preference, etc.

Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

  • identify critical feminist theories that deconstruct the social and cultural influences shaping the experiences of women and men in society;
  • analyze major contributions to the study of gender through a historical perspective with an emphasis on race, ethnicity, social class, age, sexual preference, etc; and
  • create written and/or verbal documents that show how gender influences specific experiences of women and men in society.

Career Opportunities/Transfer Information

Transfer opportunities exist to four-year colleges such as University at Albany, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Buffalo, SUC at Oswego, Syracuse University, Cornell University, SUC at Brockport, Ithaca College, SUC at Plattsburgh, SUC at Purchase, Rochester Institute of Technology, Wells College and William Smith College.

Program of Study

1st Year

1st Semester

EN 111English I - College Writing

3

FS 100First Year Student Seminar

1

SS 190Introduction to Gender Studies

3

Social Science Selective

3

English Elective

3

Math Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Math Elective: Math elective includes MA 124 or higher; note that some four-year colleges recommend MA 125/MA 126 sequence.

English Elective: Please choose a course from the Arts, Humanities, or Foreign Language General Education approved course listings.

Social Science Selective

One from:

SS 111History of Western Civ I

3

SS 112History of Western Civ II

3

SS 121American History I

3

SS 122American History II

3

SS 151Intro Psychology

3

SS 161Introductory Sociology

3

SS 163Marriage and Family

3

2nd Semester

EN 112English II - Intro to Lit

3

SS 245American Women's History

3

Social Science Selective

3

EN/FL/HU Elective

3

Math Elective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Math Elective: Math elective includes MA 124 or higher; note that some four-year colleges recommend MA 125/MA 126 sequence.

EN, HU, FL Elective: Please choose a course from the Arts, Humanities, or Foreign Language General Education approved course listings.

Social Science Selective

One from:

SS 111History of Western Civ I

3

SS 112History of Western Civ II

3

SS 121American History I

3

SS 122American History II

3

SS 151Intro Psychology

3

SS 161Introductory Sociology

3

SS 163Marriage and Family

3

2nd Year

3rd Semester

EN 236Women In Literature

3

OR

HU 130Women in Art

3

Social Science Elective

3

English Elective

3

Science Elective

3

EN/FL/HU Elective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:16

4th Semester

SS 247Gender, Class, and Race

3

OR

SS 241American Minorities

3

Social Science Selective

6

EN/FL/HU Elective

3

Lab Science Selective

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 64

For more information, contact the Humanities and Social Science Division at (315) 866-0300 or toll free 1-888-GO-4-HCCC, ext. 8200.

This program complies with the State University General Education requirement.